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USDA touts success with intern program

Department has created a pipeline for Hispanic interns to become permanent federal employees.

Administration warns of stimulus scams

Senior citizens, small businesses have been targeted in Recovery Act schemes.

Obama executive order limits contractors' hiring options

A little-noticed directive requires service providers that win follow-on contracts to offer jobs to nonmanagerial employees at the previous company.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar

Interior announces first stimulus projects

Initial investments will boost U.S. Geological Survey research on climate and energy challenges.

Some open government advocates question administration’s transparency commitment

Some observers worry the White House won’t follow through on user-friendly news feeds to track stimulus funds.

Defense to Bush holdovers: Sign ethics pledge, or leave

Pentagon political appointees have until the end of the week to agree to Obama administration’s rules.

GSA to buy thousands of new cars for government fleet

President Obama touts the effort as an energy saver and economic stimulus for American auto companies.

Vilsack to tap Philbrook for USDA deputy post

Since 1994, nominee has been president and CEO of Global Volunteers.

White House requests $83.4 billion in supplemental spending

Military's portion of the request totals $75.8 billion.

From Nextgov.com: Obama backs joint VA-Defense electronic health records

Two departments have been working on and off for decades on common standards .