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Auditor and lawmakers are skeptical of stimulus data

GAO finds recipients listed tens of thousands of jobs from projects where they had yet to report any spending.

SBA Administrator Karen Mills says tackling fraud is a priority.

GAO finds extensive fraud in disabled veteran-owned small biz program

Watchdog audited 10 firms and discovered more than 100 allegations of misconduct.

From Nextgov.com: Medicare agency to post payment data on public Web site

Online tracker aimed at exposing wasteful spending , but sparks privacy concerns.

Agencies’ improper payments increase; Obama to issue executive order

Administration says jump is due largely to better measurement, but rate is still “too high.”

Senate hearing scheduled Thursday for Air Force post nominee

Erin Conaton is currently the majority staff director for the House Armed Services Committee.

GOP senators are not optimistic about effort to end TARP

The measure, which Republicans hope to attach to bill raising the debt ceiling, would end bailout program on Dec. 31.

Panel: Treasury nominee made tax errors

Committee says undersecretary for international affairs pick has taken steps to bring her tax returns into compliance.

Analysts: Defense industry will survive flatter budgets

Contractors have benefited from a 60 percent spike in procurement and research and development accounts in the last eight years.

GAO: Security agency is making progress, but still falling short

Report says Federal Protective Service needs to pay more attention to resource allocation, technology and information management.

Tough As Nails

The health bill could have foundered in so many places, but the House speaker and White House chief of staff muscled it through.