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House looks to finish supplemental spending bill

Measure provides $96.7 billion, most of which would go toward the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Obama team outlines its management agenda

Priorities include revamping Bush’s system of evaluating programs and hiring “several hundred thousand” civil servants.

Coast Guard seeks to hire more contract managers

Administration’s budget request supports service’s modernization plans.

New estimate puts deficit at more than $1.84 trillion

Projection has increased by $90 billion since February.

Gates replaces top U.S. general in Afghanistan

Pentagon chief says change is in the best interest of national security and the success of the mission.

Administration projects strong stimulus job growth

White House report estimates the Recovery Act will save or create 6.8 million temporary jobs by the end of 2012.

Obama spending plan for union monitoring office drawing fire

Budget increases funding for the other offices within the Labor Department's Employment Standards Administration, which oversees whether employers are complying with wage and hour laws.

Lawmakers begin to push back against proposed program cuts

Legislators agree with the reductions in general, but don't want to see programs that benefit their constituents eliminated.

Orszag: More must be done to evaluate programs

Budget chief says more data systems and protocols for statistical analyses are needed.

Personnel chief isn’t waiting on Congress to begin hiring reforms

Many of the provisions in a bill to streamline the federal job application process can be accomplished administratively, OPM director tells lawmakers.