Roles and missions review focuses on irregular warfare, cyberspace, airlift and intelligence-gathering with unmanned aircraft.
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Modifications to contracts would require protections from worms and viruses, and stronger encryption requirements.
Federal government programs currently are being funded through a continuing resolution Congress approved in September.
Inventory audit shows some facilities hoard excess weapons while others have shortfalls.
President promises Web site will let would-be auditors monitor how funds are being distributed.
Amendment extends protections to FBI and intelligence community whistleblowers and strengthens them for federal contractors.
Obama's choice for attorney general was approved on a 17-2 vote.
Tax and real estate data collection for secretary-designate Tom Daschle has taken longer than anticipated.
Efforts have focused too heavily on achieving narrow targets and earning good marks on OMB assessments, author says.
Academic says every new administration hopes to convey "competence and mastery of issues" to the public.