GAO and a council of watchdogs found Robert Cobb was not productive or independent enough.
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Former National Zoo director says he is amenable to any effective compensation system for federal employees, including pay for performance.
Lawmakers want assurance that top weapons buyer will conduct a fair and open competition for aerial refueling tanker contract.
Karen Gordon Mills will take a lead role in implementing the economic recovery plan.
Obama names Martha Johnson to serve as head of agency.
Senate Agriculture Chairman Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said he will try to shepherd the nominations through the chamber before Congress leaves this week for recess.
Measure would require government documents to be clear, concise and free of jargon.
Measure threatens to cancel poorly performing weapons programs.
Senators hope to get Gov. Kathleen Sebelius installed as secretary before they leave for the two-week spring recess.
Watchdog pledges to gather advice for improving recovery.gov through an electronic town hall meeting and independent review.