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Senate panel to hear from auditors at troubled Defense agency

Session will focus on allegations that DCAA relies too heavily on arbitrary job performance metrics.

Budget office projects record $438 billion deficit

Figure could end up rising if the operations of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are included.

NRC to examine radiation treatment program at Veterans Affairs

Discovery of multiple cases of radiation underdosing at VA Medical Center in Philadelphia triggers probe.

Democrats and Republicans voice different views on government

Convention rhetoric draws the usual battle lines between the two parties on government’s role, but both McCain and Obama acknowledge its significant impact on the public.

House Democrats press FBI on 2001 anthrax attacks, security guidelines

Lawmakers also questioned whether the agency failed to help prevent the nation's mortgage crisis.

White House sidesteps question on veto of continuing resolution

Administration urges lawmakers to pass fiscal 2009 appropriations bills instead of relying on a stopgap measure.

Nuclear agency sets pace in hiring

Nuclear Regulatory Commission has become a model for agencies concerned about quickly replacing retiring workers.

From Nextgov.com: Army relies on ‘fully loaded’ SUV in hurricane response

During disasters, emergency response vehicle gives Army North access to Defense’s unclassified and classified networks.


McCain pledges to attack bureaucracy, limit government

Republican nominee says his administration would “set a new standard for transparency and accountability.”

IG questions appearance of bias in selection of DHS projects

Report finds no wrongdoing, but concludes that the science and technology directorate lacks a clear system for documenting why certain projects are chosen.