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Waxman may push committee's oversight role

New chairman of House Energy and Commerce Committee is expected to increase emphasis on government accountability and pursue a transparency agenda.

Resources to monitor small business contracts found lacking

Auditors advise SBA to reassess allocation of limited staff and to strengthen oversight of 8(a) program.

FAA begins to roll out air traffic control system

Agency moves NextGen satellite-based system from testing to deployment, beginning at 11 Florida locations.

From Nextgov.com: NASA bans some removable storage devices

Prohibition is not as sweeping as the one instituted by the Defense Department earlier this month.

Homeland Security criticized for lax oversight of programs worth billions

Senior managers failed to find time for review board meetings, allowing large projects to run behind schedule and over budget, auditors say.

Appointee names leak out as agencies gear up for reviews

Obama teams have a handle on the pressing issues, employee groups and executives say.


Towns could face competition for House oversight spot

In a push for key chairmanship, the New York Democrat says he can work across the aisle and set a more constructive tone.

Vendors might have to vouch for product authenticity

Industry views rule to crack down on counterfeit equipment and software as too burdensome.

Lobbyist's work for Obama transition raises concerns over ethics guidelines

Sources say James Halpert, an attorney and registered lobbyist with DLA Piper, is advising on matters related to the Patent and Trademark Office and intellectual property.

Obama urged to make quick decision on fighter jet

New administration will end up costing taxpayers more money if it waits much past Jan. 21 to make the call, Defense acquisition chief says.