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Obama’s performance agenda a mix of old and new

Observers applaud administration’s pragmatic and collaborative governance tactics.

Army to pursue several modernization programs

Pentagon acquisition chief is expected to sign a memo formally killing the vehicle portion of the Future Combat Systems program and separating the project into discrete pieces.

Report paints agencies as deadbeat travel card holders

Delinquency rates for centrally billed card accounts are at nearly 20 percent, costing the government valuable rebates.

Senators prepare for battle over Alaska native contracting

The Alaska delegation is ready to defend rules that allow ANCs to win no-bid contracts of unlimited value under a small business program.

Navy shipbuilding plans run into fiscal reality

The service can't build the 313-vessel fleet it wants unless it substantially increases its procurement budget, or dramatically cuts the cost of building new ships.

Recession is exacerbating Social Security claims backlog, panelists say

Attorneys and judges blame regulations and a lack of funding for difficulties tackling the growing caseload.

House Democrats unveil food safety draft

Draft version sets $1,000 annual registration fees for food companies to help pay for increased FDA inspections.

Group calls for overhaul of privacy regulations

NIST board recommends heightened government leadership on the issue and suggests hiring a full-time chief privacy officer at OMB.

GAO: Despite efforts, gaps remain in data on contractors

Many reforms to improve information-gathering on past performance remain unimplemented, says watchdog agency.

Pointers for Pelosi

The speaker of the House should stick to what she does best.