Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., opposes the measure because it would contribute to the deficit.
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Inspector general’s recommendations included improving data security and streamlining accounting.
Both contracting groups and some open government advocates say Sen. Tester's bill goes too far in disclosing contractor information.
Agencies are waiting for additional instructions from the Obama administration on measuring pollution.
KBR will maintain control of base support contract until U.S. forces leave Iraq.
Legislative changes are critical to agency’s financial recovery, officials say.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., asks Arizona governor to give Congress time to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
Gen. George Casey says he ultimately hopes to give troops three years at home between deployments to recover and train.
Officials say the full cost of the project still is being assessed.
OMB guidance requires officials to check in with new awardees and recipients that fail to file spending reports.