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Census officials launch bid to win trust of immigrants

Leaders of the 2010 public relations effort stressed the need to demystify the census among hard-to-reach populations.

Panels' budget resolutions heading to floor

Senate Democrats spent the better part of two days fending off Republican attempts to trim spending before passing the plan.

Lawmaker says future combat systems not affordable

Congressman pledges to work with the Army to come up with a more disciplined approach to its modernization program.

National intelligence chief: Scope of intel activities continues to expand

Two key GOP lawmakers are warning that the intelligence community is being overtaxed under Obama administration.

Obama plan targeting Taliban, al-Qaida draws praise

President says infusion of 4,000 troops will bolster Afghan army.

USDA secretary favors strong link between performance measures and goals

Tom Vilsack cites technology and personnel as critical to good government management.

Small firms worry Alaska native corporations will crowd them out

Some businesses have given up on competing against ANCs for government work.

Army pulls out of hearing on Future Combat Systems program

Agency spokesman says focus of hearing is too closely aligned with ongoing "predecisional" budget and acquisition discussions within Defense.

Obama's pick for EPA deputy suddenly withdraws name

Jon Cannon says the scrutiny surrounding former foundation was a "distraction" to the agency.

Army increases ranks of contracting personnel, but gaps remain

Service plans to boost its acquisition workforce by 131 military employees and 347 civilian workers in fiscal 2009, officials say.