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Top contractors sink deeper into trouble with Coast Guard

Service is revoking decision to accept 123-foot patrol boats from Lockheed Martin-Northrop Grumman team.

Dems’ 2008 budget plan passes, previews tough choices

White House opposes $21 billion increase in domestic spending the budget allots, has threatened to veto bills exceeding $933 billion request.

Appeals court allows Pentagon to limit collective bargaining

Labor unions argue that one judge's strong dissent may merit a full court review of the decision upholding the Defense Department's new personnel system.

Panel backs security grants, cuts modernization aid

Appropriators vote to provide about $700 million for the Coast Guard's fleet upgrade program, about $450 million less than current levels.

Watchdog group seeks probe of Education Department use of e-mail

Organization says it was told some Education employees use private e-mail accounts for official business; department says that's not the case.

Lawyers prepare for October hearing on Indian trust fund accounts

Inquiry will judge adequacy of Interior-proposed accounting plan.

Funding, technology cited as key to speeding security clearances

Defense agency is once again facing a budget shortfall; last year it had to suspend processing of clearance applications.

IG finds flaws in DHS contract award to limo company

Firm was ill-equipped to carry out the work, and the department did not foster enough competition, investigators find.

House passes 3.5 percent military pay raise

Bill also would restore collective bargaining and appeal rights to new Defense personnel system, impose new outsourcing restrictions.

Coast Guard's modernization faces more cost hikes

Despite improved program management, costs still could rise for new national security cutters and unmanned aerial vehicles, IG says.