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House passes fiscal 2010 Interior-Environment bill

The $32.3 billion measure matches Obama's request and tops the fiscal 2009 amount by $4.7 billion.

Acquisition chiefs brace for a busy year

Government's top procurement officials scramble to award unprecedented amounts of contract funds.


Defense personnel system boasts supporters

Pay-for-performance at the Pentagon has many detractors, but also a fair share of defenders.

Administration touts rapid stimulus spending on transportation projects

Federal agencies have helped states exceed Recovery Act goals, officials say.

Union members picketed outside the hearing.

Reviews of NSPS sharply divided at first public hearing

Panel on Defense personnel system focuses on links between pay and performance, trust and training issues.

House approves Homeland Security spending bill

Republicans complain Democrats are placing inappropriate limits on amendments.

Democrats split over Afghanistan exit demands

Defense bill amendment demanding the Obama administration produce an exit strategy for the war in Afghanistan fails.

Senate panel adds seven F-22s to fiscal 2010 bill

The White House has threatened to veto any authorization measure that continues F-22 production.

Lawmaker says he'll urge appropriators to kill Osprey program

Officials defend the hybrid tilt-rotor aircraft, describing it as an essential weapon system.

Senate Defense bill to raise military pay by 3.4 percent

Plan sets pay hike a half-percent higher than the Obama administration requested.