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The White House does not have the authority to declare unconstitutional a law requiring federal agencies to go through the Government Printing Office to buy printing goods and services, a Senator said this week.
The Defense Department will look at consolidating various operations and experiment with new financial management techniques as part of an ongoing effort to overhaul business operations.
Congress on Thursday ordered executive branch agencies to continue to use the Government Printing Office for most printing services. But the White House Friday said agencies can ignore the order.
The Office of Government Ethics has launched an informal inquiry into potential conflicts of interest and ethical problems involving federal agencies and the companies that do business with them.
The White House supports legislation that would create an e-government chief’s position at OMB, but Bush officials are balking at a provision that requires the official to be confirmed by the Senate.
Federal information technology workers will likely be guinea pigs for a new public-private job competition process developed by the Bush administration.
Legislation that would prevent agencies from setting numerical targets for outsourcing federal jobs may not apply to the Defense Department, a Defense official said Monday.