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Panel dismayed by rise in overseas Defense contracting

Lawmakers claim that Pentagon payments for contractor services rose by 183 percent since 2000, while military pay has gone up only 5 percent.

Acquisition lawyers say mandatory disclosure rule is opaque

New policy could turn into a legal land mine, as companies try to guess how regulators meant to define words such as “timely.”

Unions press GOP senators to confirm Labor nominee

Republicans say delay on Hilda Solis nomination is procedural; await more information on her husband's tax issues.

Negotiators agree to a leaner stimulus bill

Amid bipartisan disappointment, House and Senate lawmakers reach a deal on a $789.5 billion package to jump-start the economy.

Report calls for better management at SEC

Chamber of Commerce recommendations focus on strengthening the structure and oversight of the agency.

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan

HUD is Obama's home base for mortgage rescue

Agency must translate its core mission -- providing safe, fair, and affordable housing -- into a policy that bolsters Obama's economic recovery plan.

Officials seek more resources to fight mortgage and corporate fraud

Number of cases being investigated by the FBI and the Treasury Department has jumped during the economic crisis.

A Fork in the Road

Unless the Obama administration gets its act together, it risks being perceived as incompetent.

Lawmakers upset over DHS employee's handling of dead fish, white powder

A senior adviser for weapons of mass destruction intelligence programs drove the package from her home to the office at the direction of security officials, and parked her car under a ventilation shaft.

Federal contractors are likely to benefit from stimulus plan

Industry leaders say economic recovery package could offset some of the cuts expected in Defense procurement spending.