Program costs have ballooned over the last three years, increasing by more than 50 percent.
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Roles and missions review focuses on irregular warfare, cyberspace, airlift and intelligence-gathering with unmanned aircraft.
Modifications to contracts would require protections from worms and viruses, and stronger encryption requirements.
Federal government programs currently are being funded through a continuing resolution Congress approved in September.
Inventory audit shows some facilities hoard excess weapons while others have shortfalls.
President promises Web site will let would-be auditors monitor how funds are being distributed.
Amendment extends protections to FBI and intelligence community whistleblowers and strengthens them for federal contractors.
Obama's choice for attorney general was approved on a 17-2 vote.
Tax and real estate data collection for secretary-designate Tom Daschle has taken longer than anticipated.
Efforts have focused too heavily on achieving narrow targets and earning good marks on OMB assessments, author says.