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Focus on spending, budget returns

Congress must either pass the omnibus or approve another continuing resolution to keep much of the federal government going after March 6.

IG: Energy cannot account for nuclear materials at 15 locations

Eight years after an audit showed record-keeping deficiencies, the department has not implemented critical reforms.

Earl Devaney

Watchdogs applaud Obama’s pick to oversee stimulus

Interior IG Earl Devaney will lead a recovery board with an $84 million budget.

Vilsack says USDA must sharpen focus on civil rights

Department will hire a consulting firm to work with agency offices to make sure procedures are fair to minorities and women.

Obama promises a gimmick-free spending plan

President says he will cut the estimated $1.3 trillion deficit in half in four years by raising taxes on the wealthy and reducing spending on the Iraq war.

Six months after scathing review, problems at Defense audit agency persist

DCAA’s chief cites progress, but employees say reforms have been ineffective.

Analysis: Inside or Out

Obama’s team must ask the key question: Beef up the civil service or bring in contractors?

Solis is first Cabinet nominee to face cloture vote

GOP says the confirmation delay is largely procedural.

Authorization and chemical security bills top panel agendas

Aides are trying to avoid the turf battles that have hampered previous efforts to pass legislation.


Progress mixed on naming officials to oversee stimulus spending

OMB asked agencies to designate a point person by Feb. 13, but some missed the deadline.