Jon Cannon says the scrutiny surrounding former foundation was a "distraction" to the agency.
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Service plans to boost its acquisition workforce by 131 military employees and 347 civilian workers in fiscal 2009, officials say.
The Small Business Administration promises improvements after the second report of rampant abuse in less than a year.
Majority leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he would not rule out using the reconciliation process if Republicans threaten to block a floor vote.
For four of 40 retail products, investigators could not even identify facilities likely to have handled the food.
Homeland Security and State Department have joint responsibility for timeliness of immigration benefits.
Obama's senior cyber official tells a House caucus that OMB could expand its staff to conduct more oversight of agencies' security initiatives.
Investments that spur economic growth will help cut the deficit in the long term, president says.
Former Washington governor Gary Locke was Obama's third pick for the spot.
Agents have more than 2,000 active mortgage fraud investigations.