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Murtha targets military bonuses for fiscal 2010 cuts

Defense appropriations subcommittee chairman says bonuses are one area that could produce savings as forces are drawn down in Iraq.

Energy Department could gain clout under Obama presidency

New administration could meet many renewable energy goals by funding existing department initiatives, observers say.

Senators hear security warnings about labs, bio-weapons

Report concludes that an attack using a biological pathogen is more likely than one using a nuclear weapon.

From Nextgov.com: Advice for Obama's chief technology officer

Former tech czar Lorentz offers his insights .

Towns of New York has served on the panel for 26 years.

House oversight panel gets new leadership

Rep. Edolphus Towns named chairman of government reform committee; Rep. Darrell Issa selected ranking member.

Groups ask Obama to reverse policies restricting access to information

Transparency advocates are upset by Bush administration orders that give agencies more reasons to withhold documents from the public.

Obama urged to focus on performance-based government

Coalition of good-government groups meets with transition team leaders.

Princeton, foundation settle suit over training future government leaders

Agreement creates organization specifically aimed at preparing students for government careers.


Treasury official vows to beef up oversight of bailout funds

Neel Kashkari tells lawmakers the department will set up a monitoring program with banking regulators to better track how rescue money is being spent.

Bush administration prepares Defense budget

Request for fiscal 2010 is expected to exceed $580 billion, and officials might seek an extra $80 billion in emergency funds by January to cover military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.