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Lawmakers pursue more money to guard intellectual property

Reports accompanying spending bills signal appropriators are troubled by growing backlog of patent applications and the time it takes to process them.

The Bloomberg Scenario

An independent like Michael Bloomberg would probably need 37 or 38 percent of the popular vote to win a majority in the Electoral College.

Rove resigned Monday.

Rove resignation unlikely to hinder Hatch Act investigations

Probes into possible violations during agency briefings will continue despite departure of chief White House political architect.

Lawmakers ask agencies to draw in more minority-owned ad firms

New report shows Defense and Treasury lag in doing business with small, disadvantaged and minority-owned advertising companies.

EEOC to move call center operations back in-house

Commissioners vote to close central service center, grant three-month contract extension to make time for transition.

Small firms fare well in GSA office supply contract

Eleven of 13 slots in contract to provide efficient, affordable choices for procuring supplies go to small companies.

Agencies are relying more on their own contract vehicles, analyst says.

Research firm lowers expectations for GSA tech services contract

Report says spending through Alliant vehicle may be only $7.5 billion, well short of its $50 billion ceiling.

IT, metal industries fighting over proposed Defense rule

Change would let the Pentagon buy commercial ready-made weapons parts without determining if they contain metals produced overseas.

EPA, VA clear officials who appeared in religious video

Officials did not appear in uniform and weren’t identified by title.

FSA Administrator Teresa Lasseter says she will take complaints "very seriously."

USDA agency launches inquiry into lobbying e-mail

Officials say they are looking into complaints that employees violated prohibitions against political activity by encouraging co-workers to oppose legislation.