ANCs raked in more than $5 billion in government contracts in fiscal 2008, nearly 10 times the amount they earned in 2000.
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Lawmakers pass another stopgap measure to keep agencies running until Wednesday.
A Q&A with Aneesh Chopra, Virginia's secretary of technology and CIO, on how the commonwealth will use funds to help build a nationwide electronic health records system.
Vivek Kundra, president says, will work closely with new chief technology officer to implement the administration's IT agenda.
The legislation must be approved by midnight on Friday, when the continuing resolution that has been funding most agencies since October expires.
Over the past decade, a series of bills requiring public access to Congressional Research Service reports has made little progress, but could gain traction with the increased emphasis on government transparency.
Senior executives are leaving Homeland Security because of inequities in the pay-for-performance system and few opportunities for advancement, say witnesses at a House hearing.
The continuing resolution funding most government operations expires on Friday.
The president instructs OMB to clarify the definition of inherently governmental work as part of a broader procurement review.
Bill would increase spending by about 8 percent, or roughly $30 billion, over fiscal 2008 levels.