National Nuclear Security Administration program lacks capacity to handle required data.
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Since fiscal 2004, agencies have disposed of more than $8 billion in unnecessary assets, according to administration nominee.
Automated tools would help the agency better protect personal information stored on computers, IG reports.
Next up is the $32.1 billion Interior-Environment appropriations measure, with more votes expected on Tuesday.
Lawmaker says existing regulations punish small businesses for success, but critics question the motive behind the proposal.
Proposal comes as Republicans have escalated their criticism of the Obama administration for appointing more than 30 czars.
Officials hope competition for the exclusive contract will drive down the price tag, which has more than doubled since the program's inception.
Move appears to respond to criticisms that the department is spending Recovery Act money without adequate evaluation.
Center for American Progress claims egregious labor law violators are receiving federal dollars.
Kansas senators allow the nomination to move forward after receiving assurances the Defense Department will not transfer Guantanamo detainees to a prison in Fort Leavenworth.