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The Big Mo Slows

Democratic momentum is slowing but not yet reversing.

Former AmeriCorps IG sues agency, seeks to reverse dismissal

Gerald Walpin alleges his termination was "unlawful and procedurally defective."

Senate committee opts for smaller, cheaper spy satellites

Billions of taxpayer dollars are at stake along with major contracting work for defense and intelligence companies and commercial providers of satellite imagery.

Lawmakers warn Obama not to overuse signing statements

Democrats criticize the president's assertion he had the right to issue one on the wartime supplemental spending bill over language on IMF and World Bank funding.

Defense acquisition workforce plan called insufficient

Procurement law expert tells congressional panel that the Pentagon should hire every available qualified contracting professional.

Senate rejects F-22 funding

The House-passed version of the Defense authorization bill includes a $369 million down payment for 12 F-22s in fiscal 2011.

Acting GSA Administrator Paul Prouty said he is seeing bids 10 percent lower than anticipated, on average.

Agency officials: Stimulus bids coming in far under estimates

Low bids will allow agencies to fund more projects than expected.

Unions urge Obama to mend, not end, current federal pay system

Leaders call on administration to address problems with General Schedule before creating a new framework.

Agencies agree on conservation rules

Federal program, which will hold a sign-up in August, will pay farmers for maintaining and increasing conservation activities.

Chairman of Senate Armed Services panel eyes Tuesday vote on F-22

Vote expected to be close, despite Obama's veto promise.