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Agencies continue to make strides in financial management

All meet 45-day financial audit deadline, with 19 of 24 receiving clean audits; number of material weaknesses continues to decline, according to OMB.

House panel to hold another hearing on State IG

Oversight committee chairman wants to find out whether Howard Krongard perjured himself when asked about his brother's association with Iraq security contractor.

Army says latest funding cut will delay transformation

Secretary testifies that a cut could slow development of several FCS ground vehicles and other new systems.

Panels drafting 'split-the-difference' budget package

House and Senate committees look to put together an omnibus spending bill outline based on a reduced target.

Homeland Security officials say government unprepared for dirty bomb

Investigation finds that United States has shortage of labs to test individuals exposed to radiation after an attack.

Pentagon opens high-level jobs to civilian senior execs

Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England creates corps of key executive positions that "require an enterprise perspective."

Privacy concerns plague Senate health IT legislation

Expert says bill relies too heavily on standards issued under a flawed 1996 law.

Senator probes HHS help line

Aide says the swiftest connection to a customer service representative was 14 minutes, while another staffer was on hold 30 minutes.

Congress adjourns without providing Iraq 'bridge fund'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., indicated no money would be forthcoming this year after the chamber failed to stop debate on a bill that would tie the money to a withdrawal timeline.

Governmental Affairs Committee moves IG legislation

Measure comes after IGs found blocking investigations or using overly aggressive tactics.