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BP Will Pay $18.7 Billion In Damages to the Government for 2010 Oil Spill

The case stands as the largest environmental settlement in history.

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White House CIO’s Former Software Firm Settles False Claims Act Suit

VMware and Carahsoft agree to pay $75 million for overcharging agencies.

An Agency Left in Limbo as Authority Expires

The Export-Import Bank is at least temporarily out of the business of authorizing new transactions.

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Agriculture Secretary Links Small Business Goals to Larger Agenda

Vilsack on civil rights, sequestration and how Congress prevents cost savings.

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet praised the Pentagon's role in helping exceed the governmentwide goal.

Agencies Break Records Meeting Small Business Contracting Goals

SBA chief credits Pentagon’s new focus, president’s involvement.

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Ward says too many people mistake complexity for sophistication.

To Advance the Mission, More Feds Should Consider Doing Less

Managers often mistake complexity for sophistication, and the result is bad for everyone, a former military acquisition executive argues.

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3 Ways to Make Government a Smarter Shopper

Focusing on the low bid can ultimately be more costly for agencies.

A F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter prepares to make a vertical landing in Arizona in 2013.

Pentagon Procurement Could See Dramatic Changes

McCain plan would make specific people responsible for cost overruns.

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GSA Invites Vendors to Bid on Agile BPA

Price is significantly less important than technical approach, the request for quotes says.

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Can We Focus on What Works?

Evidence-based program management has to be better than this constant triage of failures.

Agencies Looking for Internal Data Turn to USASpending.gov

Advocates say the DATA Act is changing the way government works.

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White House Wants to Build Digital-Savvy Contracting Corps

The new team will be modeled on the U.S. Digital Service, but will be staffed by existing agency contracting officers who undergo specialized training.

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