White House says the move was "carefully considered."
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Using methane gas from a city landfill, officials are generating enough electricity and steam to power a shipyard.
Agency official says staffing is set to increase and vests are the subject of negotiations.
Agencies must report to the administration within the next six months on efforts to simplify the federal hiring process and reduce spending.
Miriam Nisbet will direct the Archives' new Office of Government Information Services, expected to open in September.
House Democratic leaders expect the full House to take up the conference report next week.
Along with Attorney General Eric Holder, John Berry pledges president’s support to expand access to federal benefits.
Senators grill State officials on decision to retain guard company, despite repeated complaints about its performance.
Democrats hope to garner enough votes to override possible filibuster of bill.
A military pay raise of 3.4 percent, slightly higher than the president's proposal, moves forward.