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Power grid vulnerable to cyberattacks, committee told

Legislation is aimed at giving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission more authority to require compliance with security standards and issue emergency orders.

Agencies ease bottleneck in processing immigration benefits forms

A boost in staffing and resources has helped chip away at long-pending FBI name checks.

From Nextgov.com: Senator questions progress on federal spending Web site

Agencies slow in submitting data on grant awards for USASpending.gov, which faces deadlines to post more information.

Defense audit agency rapped by senators, whistleblowers

DCAA director testifies to Senate panel that agency’s problems are ‘unacceptable.’

House Democrats slam Bush administration for failure to comply with 9/11 act

Homeland Security Committee’s ranking Republican calls the report a “political stunt.”

Plotting an Endgame

Parties race to find winning strategies in two-month dash to Election Day.

Administration threatens veto of Senate defense measure

White House vows to scrap Defense authorization bill if it includes language prohibiting the use of private security contractors for any 'inherently governmental' security functions in combat zones.

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Lieberman shunned, oversight panel post in peril

Democrats say they were "disappointed" by the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee chairman's speech at the Republican convention.

Senate panel to hear from auditors at troubled Defense agency

Session will focus on allegations that DCAA relies too heavily on arbitrary job performance metrics.

Budget office projects record $438 billion deficit

Figure could end up rising if the operations of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are included.