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Obama plans cuts in 120 programs

Move comes after the president in his State of the Union address proposed freezing nonsecurity discretionary spending for three years.

Contractors assist in Haiti earthquake relief

Federal agencies have spent more than $7.5 million on contracts for medical supplies, shipping vessels and rescue equipment.

Senate leader attempts to break stalemate on GSA nominee

Reid files cloture on Martha Johnson and another Obama pick whose nomination was in limbo due to a hold.

Feds face steep challenges meeting new pollution targets

Agencies must submit detailed plans by June, describing how they will comply with greenhouse gas emissions standards.

Obama budget to seek $7 billion for nuclear stockpile

The request marks a $600 million increase over fiscal 2010 funding.

GSA moves closer to a permanent leader

Senate majority leader files motion to break hold on Martha Johnson’s nomination.

From Nextgov.com: OPM kills plan to stop using SSNs as government employee identifiers

Agency and insurers said the proposal would have required them to create alternative federal IDs for a large number of internal and external databases.

Continuing resolutions could be on the horizon for agencies

Congress is unlikely to pass agency appropriations bills in a contentious election year, expert predicts.

Democrats get mixed budget office views on TARP

CBO chief tells senators using TARP money to offset jobs bill would add to the deficit, but jobs package could stimulate the economy and in turn reduce the deficit.

Senate approves debt ceiling increase

Pay/go amendment requires any mandatory spending increases or tax cuts to be offset.