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Nominee expects few changes to fiscal 2010 budget request

Deputy Defense hopeful says review will be limited in scope, addressing key initiatives including quality of life programs and selected acquisition programs.

New Pentagon rule tightens revolving door

Any official involved in a big acquisition program will need written approval from an ethics officer to take a job with a contractor.

Senate votes to allow release of TARP funds

Obama promises greater transparency in order to get bill passed.

Stimulus package contains billions of dollars for federal agencies

Most investment would go to improve facilities and other infrastructure.

Treasury pick's tax problems not seen as show-stopping

Senate minority whip objects to fast-track treatment for Timothy Geithner, but others are warming to the nominee.

Shinseki to seek transformation of Veterans Affairs

Retired Gen. Eric Shinseki says he anticipates challenges similar to those he faced in modernizing the Army.

House committee chairman vows vigorous oversight of Obama administration

Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., will focus on federal procurement, among other issues.

IG: Energy should reevaluate plans to bury depleted uranium oxide

Severe budget cuts in Office of Environmental Management led department to drop promising research.

OMB pick pledges better integration of management and budget duties

Initiatives will include bolstering acquisition workforce, speeding hiring and improving program performance.

Minor Missteps

The withdrawal of Bill Richardson’s nomination and the selection of Leon Panetta to head the CIA are unlikely to mar Obama’s transition record too badly.