CONTRACTING - ALL ARTICLES
Senate approves measure that would delay automatic spending cuts -- for now.
Higher-ups often leave for agency contractors.
Backers of small businesses, human rights and women-owned firms voice approval.
Contract to build a database for officer candidates is $7 million over budget and behind schedule.
Budget austerity and retirements demand new strategy, says contractors group.
Auditors find implementation of justification requirement off to slow start.
McCaskill probe sparks calls for switch to governmentwide strategic sourcing.
Letter cites delays in barring bad actors from work in Afghanistan.