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Obama urged to focus on performance-based government

Coalition of good-government groups meets with transition team leaders.

Princeton, foundation settle suit over training future government leaders

Agreement creates organization specifically aimed at preparing students for government careers.

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Treasury official vows to beef up oversight of bailout funds

Neel Kashkari tells lawmakers the department will set up a monitoring program with banking regulators to better track how rescue money is being spent.

Bush administration prepares Defense budget

Request for fiscal 2010 is expected to exceed $580 billion, and officials might seek an extra $80 billion in emergency funds by January to cover military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Contractors could face increased oversight on the Hill

Democratic Congress likely to steer focus away from administration and toward those getting the money, procurement specialists say.

Change You Can Count On

The economic catastrophe will bring more regulation, more skepticism and more scrutiny.

Hearing on attorney general nominee set for January

Senate Judiciary chairman says he wants to move quickly on considering Eric Holder.

Senate confirms Barofsky as bailout IG

Former assistant U.S. attorney will oversee $700 billion in taxpayer money to help stabilize the financial industry.

Obama urged to elevate small business agency to Cabinet

Maine senator says it is vital for Small Business Administration officials to be involved in discussions about stabilizing the economy.

Former HUD officials call for a fair housing agency

Republican Jack Kemp and Democrat Henry Cisneros recommend an independent enforcement entity that would replace the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.