Investigation of appropriators' ties to a now-defunct lobbying group is unlikely to affect the fiscal 2010 Defense spending bill, observers say.
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In NYU speech, OMB director cites contracting reform and weapons systems cuts as steps to curb excessive government spending.
The commonwealth asked employees for ideas to streamline government and used the Web to post metrics for how public services are performing.
Susan Collins, R-Maine, wants position based at the Homeland Security Department, not in White House.
Defense audit agency says KBR already is wasting millions of dollars by not decreasing its workforce in response to troop withdrawals.
Legislation includes about $11 billion for Interior Department programs and $10.3 billion for the EPA.
Risk assessments of passenger screening devices are unreliable, according to watchdog.
The next deadline for the $15,000 voluntary separation package is Oct. 31.
Senator say his bill would not give the Homeland Security Department the power to place mandates on the private sector.
Nobody's happy about the latest development in the high-stakes contest to build aerial refueling tankers for the Air Force.