More than $1 billion in fiscal 2009 IT security budget request embedded in general program spending, not linked to networks, research group estimates.
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The $825 billion package allocates funds for construction, operations and energy efficiency projects.
Agency scientists say they were "ordered, intimidated and coerced" by managers to modify unfavorable determinations during Bush administration.
Pick to lead the Labor Department is up against an anonymous hold, placed partly in response to her support for card-check legislation and a pay-discrimination measure.
Many steps taken by Bush were specifically designed to make last-minute rule changes difficult to reverse.
President announces several sub-Cabinet appointees to support attorney general nominee Eric Holder.
Marine Corps Commandant James Conway says equipment can be removed in six to eight months.
GSA contract bank refuses to honor checks issued to 465 veterans, who were subsequently hit with penalties and fees.
Move is part of broader effort to replace acting agency heads; GSA also gets new temporary chief .
Memo calls for openness and transparency from federal agencies.