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Major Defense weapons systems not fully funded, GAO reports

Congress may have to reduce spending on other federal programs or accept less warfighting capability than promised.

EPA failed to comply with sole-source contracting rules, report finds

Inspector general says noncompetitive contracts lacked proper approval, market research.

Federal identity programs boost biometrics market

The estimated value of potential contracts to implement federal identity-solutions programs has more than doubled since 2006.

Advocates outline plan to protect whistleblower rights

The new administration should create an Office of Government Transparency and Openness, panel says.

From Nextgov.com: Census re-examines using Internet for 2010 count

After years of arguing with Congress against providing an online method to submit information, the bureau is back to seriously studying the option.

IG: State Department passport system wide open

Poor security policies and lack of clear disciplinary actions allow unauthorized users to view personal information in files.

Pentagon’s top watchdog leaving post July 13

Claude Kicklighter will become director of the George Mason University School of Law’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Program.

Push starts to stay contractors' tax-withholding provision

Opponents of a law requiring agencies to withhold 3 percent of payments to contractors beginning in 2011 are looking for a legislative vehicle to keep it at bay a while longer.

Homeland Security awards data center contract to CSC

Contract, worth a potential of $390 million, is another step toward consolidation of department's 18 data centers.

From Nextgov.com: Census receives $210 million in emergency funding for 2010 count

The money will cover extra costs the bureau will incur due to its decision not to use handheld computers to support the decennial census.