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Ex-FDA official calls for harmonized food-safety strategy

Margaret Glavin says a more global market "poses an enormous threat to our food safety system."

Budget plan likely to renew fierce battle over presidential helicopter

Any new competition for the chopper contract would almost certainly trigger a fight between the New York and Connecticut congressional delegations.

CBO says fiscal 2009 mid-year deficit at $953 billion

Estimate comes after last month's projection that the fiscal 2009 deficit would total more than $1.7 trillion.

Boosting Defense acquisition workforce could be tricky

The Pentagon will have to compete with other government agencies and private companies for talent.

Gates urges legislators to shelve parochial interests

Defense chief says he has been disheartened by a lack of budget discipline.

Defense chief announces weapons cuts

Gates says the Pentagon plans to bring on 13,000 civil servants in fiscal 2010 to replace support service contractors.

Bill would provide steady funding and staff for executive boards

Regional organizations currently rely on voluntary contributions from agencies.

Obama administration and states target mortgage scammers

Program announced on Monday puts emphasis on greater coordination among agencies, better education for consumers and increased warnings and alerts.

OMB directs agencies to continue with weekly stimulus reporting

Decision against shifting to monthly reports reflects ongoing demand for more timely information, OMB director says.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates

Pentagon to hire thousands of employees, cut contractors

‘Reform’ budget seeks to kill major weapons programs.

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