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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.

Agency heads get guidance on top hires

Secretaries must get candidates pre-approved or choose someone from White House list.

Senators aim for swift confirmation of budget nominee

Full chamber could consider Peter Orszag, Obama’s pick to lead OMB, as early as Inauguration Day.


Zoo chief could be named OPM director soon

John Berry worked on locality pay as a congressional aide and work-life programs at Interior.

Defense procurement case cited in delay of women’s contracting program

SBA reviews November circuit court decision’s implications for set-aside programs.

Obama pledges to overhaul federal facilities

President-elect wants to modernize buildings and cut energy consumption.

Treasury nominee scrutinized on taxes, housekeeper

Obama surrogates argue that infractions were minor and should not tarnish Timothy Geithner's candidacy.


Senate champion of federal employees to retire in 2010

Ohio Republican George Voinovich has focused on civil service and management issues for years.