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Momentum builds for Postal Service relief

Both chambers of Congress have legislation in the pipeline to ease the agency's financial burden in the short-term by about $2 billion.

Former procurement chief offers plan for expediting stimulus contracts

Allan Burman says roving teams of performance professionals could help implement ‘sizable’ contracts in a few days.

From Nextgov.com: VA likely to miss deadline to process education benefits claims

Backlog of 200,000 claims await processors, but some universities and colleges will allow veterans who have unpaid tuition and housing bills to remain in school.

Justice sues bulletproof vest manufacturer for false claims

Suit is the latest in a long-running investigation of firms that sold defective gear to military and law enforcement agencies.

Defense audit agency shifts control of California field office to Central Region

Auditors say “unprecedented” move will waste taxpayer dollars and do little to resolve management issues.

Defense budget portends difficult trade-offs

Analysts say pressure will mount to scale back military service modernization plans.

Answers sought on Minn. flight delay

Lawmakers contact Transportation, FAA officials over plane with 47 passengers that was left on the tarmac for several hours overnight.

Defense says extensive outsourcing on Iraq linguist contract is jacking up costs

Commission on Wartime Contracting questions the use of 18 subcontractors and millions in fees.

Playing It Safe

Americans are starting to take a more measured approach to change.

House will return to a packed agenda

The House has passed all 12 appropriations bills, but the Senate is unlikely to do so before Sept. 30, meaning a stopgap measure probably will be necessary.