Recording indicates that VA official dismissed congressional requests for information as a power grab; official says comments taken out of context.
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Proposed $118 million for the office of the national health IT coordinator called too small.
Latest computer hard drive to go missing held data on physicians who have billed Medicaid and Medicare.
Overall, the president proposed a 1.1 percent IT spending decrease for DHS and a 2.1 percent IT spending increase for the Defense Department.
Assistant director says bureau committed to further progress.
Department's budget request reflects focus on information security.
Contractor will help agency create metrics for desktop management, data collection and data networks.
Move comes after senator exerted pressure on OMB to give Congress and GAO the so-called management watch list.
By late October 2008, all employees and contractors must have IDs that meet a new standard.
Several agencies received hefty proposed increases in President Bush's budget, but many aren’t slated for gains.