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Energy scrutinizes Los Alamos bookkeeping problems

Personnel cuts, the complex nature of the work and the department’s operation under a continuing resolution contributed to errors.

VA secretary vows action on benefits backlog

Eric Shinseki told the American Legion that he's taken on the issue of the claims backlog, but conceded he does not understand the problem.

Republicans take OMB director to task on budget assumptions

Peter Orszag defended the figures, saying they are "in line" with those of CBO when the cost of the $787 billion economic stimulus package is added.

First weekly stimulus reports arrive at OMB

Data on spending and other activities will be posted on agency Web sites and Recovery.gov.

From Nextgov.com: Government joins whistleblower lawsuit against EMC

Contractor is accused of http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20090303_7729.php>providing kickbacks to partners and overcharging GSA.

Winds of Change

It’s too soon to tell how the economic crisis will alter voters’ priorities, but clearly it will have an effect.

Government: CIA destroyed 92 interrogation tapes

ACLU is suing government for details on interrogation tactics used on suspected terrorists.

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Agencies seek path to smarter energy use

The Navy is leading the way with an ambitious program aimed at real-time tracking of consumption.

From Nextgov.com: Digital files on presidential helicopter found in Iran

Documents outlining an upgrade to Marine One inadvertently leaked through a peer-to-peer, music-sharing network.

Republicans urge extending CR as Senate looks to pass omnibus

Senate plans to take up the omnibus, which includes the nine fiscal 2009 appropriations bills Congress has not approved, on Monday.