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Administration’s financial management chief to retire

Linda Combs helped update inventory of excess property, guided agencies in reducing payment errors.

Cheney standoff with Democrats extends to spending bill

Bills to fund the Treasury, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Labor, and Health and Human Services departments start making their way through Senate.

Senator criticizes GSA plans to cut office supply program

A group of lawmakers, led by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., says the move would hurt small companies and hamper disaster recovery efforts.

Justice IG calls for jurisdiction over attorneys

Lack of authority to oversee attorneys could impede ethics investigations, IG tells lawmakers.

Appropriator outlines fast pace for remaining spending bills

Anticipated debates over a new farm bill and reauthorizing the State Children's Health Insurance Program will compete for time with the spending measures.

Money Isn’t Everything

Impressive fundraising won’t necessarily translate to presidential hopeful Barack Obama winning the Democratic nomination.

Nominee to direct OMB may get hearing this month

Budget panel will consider the nomination if it gets the appropriate documents, chairman says.

Congress left with few easy paths on spending bills

Democrats will have trouble meeting their goal of passing 12 fiscal 2008 appropriations measures individually and on time.

The specialist also encrypted and deleted files from computer shortly after he reported the data missing from Birmingham, Ala., research facility.

Employee tried to mask extent of latest VA data breach

“Panicked” IT specialist lied to investigators looking into the loss of a hard drive with personal data on about 1.5 million people, IG says.

Homeland Security faces continued vacancies in high-level jobs

Congressional report says gaps threaten security, continuity of government; agency says it already is focused on filling positions.