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Interior, oil industry cope with strained relationship

One area of disagreement is whether more money is needed to ensure offshore drilling permits are issued in a timely manner.

GOP senator: Obama budget gap shows 'gradual retreat' on nuclear updates

Lindsey Graham says cuts to intercontinental ballistic missile study could be a harbinger of administration's strategy.

Marine Corps chief closely watching F-35

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has imposed a two-year probation on the Corps's struggling variant of the multiservice stealth fighter.

Analysis: Beware of expanding the powers of inspectors general

The Justice Department is better qualified to steer IGs’ actions, to use subpoenas and to file charges.

Despite flaws, bid protest system offers transparency, integrity, and accountability, says Ralph White of GAO.

Bid protests breed uncertainty

Challenges of contract awards are on the rise, making for precarious procurement terrain inside government and out.

Gulf drilling dispute hits another Obama nominee

Landrieu and Vitter support a hold on Fish and Wildlife Service nominee; OMB director's confirmation was delayed over similar issues.

United States has to look to others for help in space

Military must work with the commercial sector, other government agencies and other nations to acquire necessary security assets, officials say.

Bill to move agency pits FTC against National Gallery

Transportation Committee-approved plan would remove trade commission from 74-year-old headquarters to save money and expand art exhibit space.


House leader defiant on spending as shutdown inches closer

GOP will not agree to maintain fiscal 2011 spending at current levels past March 4, says Speaker John Boehner.

Grassley questions suspicious purchases made by Commerce officials

Lawmaker cites inspector general report that found NOAA employees spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on travel, luxury boat.