President Obama touts the effort as an energy saver and economic stimulus for American auto companies.
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Since 1994, nominee has been president and CEO of Global Volunteers.
Military's portion of the request totals $75.8 billion.
Two departments have been working on and off for decades on common standards .
Staff director of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee is a veteran of the last three surface transportation bills dating back to 1991.
Heritage Foundation turns to social networking to try to preserve conscience protections for health care workers.
Large firms concerned about proposals aimed at reducing role of contractors.
Applications are flooding in from out-of-work private sector financial managers, Defense acquisition chief Shay Assad says.
The two largest amounts each went for transit and port security grants.
Under the plan, the intelligence community will buy and launch new electro-optical satellites over the next decade.