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Energy Savings Performance Contracts don’t measure up, IG finds

New report raises doubts about the mechanism many agencies use to finance facilities upgrades.

Report finds room for improvement in Recovery Act transparency

OMB Watch calls for more comprehensive reporting from subrecipients and enhanced performance metrics for stimulus projects.

Energy improves Recovery Act reporting, IG says

Although work remains, department is developing financial controls for stimulus spending and mitigating fiscal risk.

From Nextgov.com: Government works toward a more proactive cybersecurity approach

Detection of intruders is an incremental step in prevention of cyberattacks , Homeland Security official says.

Researchers pursue new anthrax vaccine

There is currently only one anthrax vaccine licensed for use in the United States, but it does not provide permanent immunity from infection by the bacteria.

Con artists exploit the Recovery Act

At least 270,000 Americans have been victimized by scams promising free government grants, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

Nominees for key Homeland Security posts remain unconfirmed

Management and science and technology undersecretary positions, and the top spot at the Transportation Security Administration remain in limbo.

Senate panel backs F-22, F-35 engine cuts

But addition of funding for 10 C-17s marks a significant break with Pentagon officials.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Homeland Security breaks ground at new headquarters

The facility in Southeast Washington will unify the department and help bring jobs to the surrounding struggling neighborhoods, officials say.

Ten administration officials granted exceptions to ethics rule

Waivers address revolving door concerns related to the appointees’ former employers.

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