Panelists warn that the soaring cost and prolonged development time for new satellites have left nation vulnerable.
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Agreement paves the way for enacting the first such legislation since fiscal 2005.
Senate unanimously approves bill to simplify language in government documents.
Level of waste in Iraq and Afghanistan warrants more focused oversight, says Sen. Claire McCaskill, a former state auditor.
The total tally for the war on terrorism through the Pentagon's fiscal 2010 supplemental comes to $1.12 trillion, with no end in sight.
Keeping revenue collection and regulatory enforcement within Interior creates a conflict of interest, commissioner says.
President Obama signs legislation to end preference of HUBZone firms over other small businesses.
Several procurement reform directives set conflicting agendas, underscoring the need for coordination.
Lawmakers must pass the stop-gap spending measure to keep the government running after the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30.
House Judiciary Committee leaders say the department has not followed OMB requirements for developing the risky projects , but Homeland Security officials disagree.