Republicans want to reduce spending to fiscal 2008 levels; Democrats oppose the proposal, pointing to a study that shows the cuts would be the deepest in recent history.
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Memo indicates that contracts could be going to unscrupulous firms and says officials must do a better job of following the money.
Nearly one-quarter of respondents said they received inappropriate requests to alter data from top agency leaders.
Four firms will compete for task orders to help the agency exchange electronic medical records, and expand Internet services for Medicare and supplemental security income applicants.
Labor provides $5.3 million grant to help Texans affected by retirement of the space shuttle program.
Accurately gauging energy use is among the difficulties highlighted in newly released reports from 54 agencies.
Watchdog is drifting off-topic and publishing fewer reports despite a staff increase, report says.
A quarter of the top officials at the government's biggest contractor will leave the company.
Jacob Lew will answer questions from Senate budget and oversight committees next week.
Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker calls fiscal situation a "ticking time bomb."