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National taxpayer advocate looped into debate on repealing health care law

Questions about IRS’ capacity to administer complex new law are released just as House Republicans launch bid to undo Obama’s reforms.

Gates moves to overhaul, boost military intelligence

Demand from ground commanders for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets continues to exceed the military’s supply, secretary says.

From Nextgov.com: Commerce announces new shop to oversee online security

Office will coordinate public-private efforts to better protect electronic transactions for people and organizations.

IG finds Army mismanaged contingency operations support contract

Service allowed scope of the deal to grow without fostering competition, or taking proper precautions to protect proprietary data, report says.

Watchdog: IRS stretched thin by new missions

Taxpayer advocate says agency isn't well-equipped for its upcoming role in paying out billions of dollars in benefits under the new health insurance law.

HHS shifts new health insurance oversight office to CMS

Move could protect newly created office from Republican House appropriators who want to defund key parts of health reform law.

House oversight panel Democrats get more aggressive

Committee’s ranking member vows to “do everything in our power” to stop any GOP witch hunts.

House speaker: Action on debt ceiling to avert shutdown must be tied to budget cuts

John Boehner says 'meaningful action' needed to end 'job-killing spending binge in Washington.'

Gates takes ax to Defense programs to end ‘culture of endless money’

Department identifies $154 billion in proposed efficiencies though ending weapons programs, changing business practices.

From Nextgov.com: Key lawmaker wants to limit full-body screening at airports

Legislation would bar TSA from using advanced imaging technology scanners for primary inspection.