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Experts say policy 'czars' fall within presidential authority

Analysts agree Obama's use of White House czars does not represent an abuse of power as long as they do not attempt to give orders to agency heads or issue regulations.

Senate again rejects C-17 cut, approves spending bill

House and Senate appropriators already have been working quietly for weeks to resolve differences in the two chambers' versions of the defense bill.

Obama administration launches program evaluation effort

Office of Management and Budget lays out new assessment principles and offers financial incentives for agencies that go the extra mile.

Authorizers agree to end F-22 program

The $680 billion Defense authorization bill is expected to pass both chambers and move to President Obama's desk in the next several days.

From Nextgov.com: Intelligence e-mail shut down prompts concerns about other collaboration tools

Intelligence office assures users that it will replace the system with a more secure one, and other social networking tools will continue to operate.

Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, praised the move.

Congress moves to repeal Pentagon pay-for-performance system

Conference agreement also gives Defense secretary ability to propose new personnel flexibilities.

Process of Elimination

It’s easier to figure out what voters do not want than it is to decipher what they do want.

Obama is unlikely to trim his aggressive agenda

The president's trip to Denmark to lobby for the Olympics raised the question again of whether he is trying to do too much.

Key authorizers back second F-35 engine

House-Senate agreement on the fighter jet engine could provoke the Obama administration to follow through on a veto threat.

Agencies avoid flexibilities in firing poor performers

Managers put off by technicalities and paperwork under personnel reforms, MSPB survey says.