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'Plain English' bill advances in Senate

Measure would require government documents to be clear, concise and free of jargon.

Defense acquisition reform bill makes strides on Capitol Hill

Measure threatens to cancel poorly performing weapons programs.

Lawmaker calls for vote on HHS nomination this week

Senators hope to get Gov. Kathleen Sebelius installed as secretary before they leave for the two-week spring recess.

Senators disappointed with stimulus-tracking site

Watchdog pledges to gather advice for improving recovery.gov through an electronic town hall meeting and independent review.

OMB Deputy Director Robert Nabors II says requirements enhance transparency.

Administration to release more stimulus reporting guidelines Friday

Latest document will clarify policies for following Recovery Act contracts and grants at the sub-recipient level.

From Nextgov.com: Eight years in the making, VA patient scheduling system founders

Congressman calls hearing to look into failures with $167 million IT project.

Sebelius becomes latest Obama nominee with tax trouble

HHS secretary-designate and her husband paid $7,040 in back taxes and $878 in interest for 2005, 2006 and 2007 after a certified public accountant found the errors.

Budget generates more of a buzz among advocacy groups than citizens

Congressional switchboard operators have not seen any noticeable spike in calls.

Energy staffing hasn’t kept pace with acquisition workload, IG says

The volume and complexity of procurement requirements threaten to overwhelm nascent workforce gains.

GAO calls for improvements to Defense acquisition system

Auditors find delays and cost overruns in major weapons programs.