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Obama's pick for EPA deputy suddenly withdraws name

Jon Cannon says the scrutiny surrounding former foundation was a "distraction" to the agency.

Army increases ranks of contracting personnel, but gaps remain

Service plans to boost its acquisition workforce by 131 military employees and 347 civilian workers in fiscal 2009, officials say.

Lawmakers weigh ending fraud-riddled HUBZone program

The Small Business Administration promises improvements after the second report of rampant abuse in less than a year.

Senate Democrats move ahead on fiscal 2010 budget resolution

Majority leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he would not rule out using the reconciliation process if Republicans threaten to block a floor vote.

IG report finds holes in food-tracing system

For four of 40 retail products, investigators could not even identify facilities likely to have handled the food.

DHS watchdog recommends steps to improve immigration benefits processing

Homeland Security and State Department have joint responsibility for timeliness of immigration benefits.

From Nextgov.com: White House to coordinate cybersecurity efforts

Obama's senior cyber official tells a House caucus that OMB could expand its staff to conduct more oversight of agencies' security initiatives.

Obama: Budget and fixing the economy are 'inseparable'

Investments that spur economic growth will help cut the deficit in the long term, president says.

Locke confirmed as Commerce secretary

Former Washington governor Gary Locke was Obama's third pick for the spot.

FBI chief: Mortgage fraud caseload is overwhelming agency

Agents have more than 2,000 active mortgage fraud investigations.