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Panel will study impact of gay ban repeal on military

Group will study a range of issues, including any changes to benefits, base housing and personnel policies that would be made necessary by repealing the law.

OMB chief Peter Orszag wants to improve contract oversight.

Budget calls for larger acquisition workforce

Proposal would spend $158 million to increase the size of the procurement workforce by 5 percent.

HHS budget supports flu-fighting efforts

Department also dedicates fiscal 2011 funding to bioterror countermeasures.

From Nextgov.com: Budget freeze could lead agencies to focus on IT projects that reduce costs, report says

Agencies should strategically invest in solutions such as standardization and cloud computing that lead to less spending.

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Obama’s $3.8 trillion budget slashes 120 programs

Terminating or reducing funding for those programs would save more than $20 billion, White House officials say.

Democrats see key ingredients for passage of 2011 budget

Challenge will be balancing spending to spur job growth with efforts to keep the deficit in check.

House GOP leader willing to look for Defense cuts

The Pentagon should not get a pass as administration officials and lawmakers look for places to trim spending, Rep. John Boehner says.

Obama seeks increase in Defense spending

Administration requests $548.9 billion for the department's base budget -- a 3.4 percent boost over fiscal 2010 enacted levels -- and $159.3 billion to pay for the wars.

Stimulus funded nearly 600,000 jobs in late 2009, recipients report

Grants accounted for most of the spending and employment opportunities, but contracts also played a part, according to the latest statistics.

Administration outlines performance management strategy

Budget includes agency-identified, high-priority performance goals for the first time.

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