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Obama's first days seen as a 'triumph of image'

Academic says every new administration hopes to convey "competence and mastery of issues" to the public.

One President, Two Nations

There are two Americas -- one that watched the inauguration with hope, and another that looked on with skepticism.

Geithner OK'd for Treasury, Schapiro takes over at SEC

Concerns about delinquent taxes not enough to block Treasury chief's nomination.

Senate appropriators pass stimulus plan over GOP doubts

Appropriations Committee's portion of the package contains $365 billion in discretionary spending.

Breach of federal jobs site highlights need for contractor liability, security observer says

Hacked information could be used for targeted phishing attacks and other scams.


Gates names acquisition reform among Pentagon’s top priorities

Defense secretary vows to combat a culture that hinders effective procurement practices.

Forward Observer: Dear President Obama

Even the Pentagon will need to cut back in the face of the economic crisis.

Obama takes first steps on energy plan

Money from the economic stimulus package will go toward retrofitting government buildings to make them more energy-efficient.

Survey finds that majority of contractors increased revenue during 2007

Annual questionnaire shows only modest profits, despite greater revenue.

Key Senate Republicans won't oppose Pentagon nominee

Graham and McCain signal they won’t hold up the nomination of Bill Lynn, though McCain asks for details on which issues the former lobbyist would be recused from handling.