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Proposal to change small business size standards rescinded

Recommended policy would have made it easier for agencies to meet contracting targets for small businesses.

Data on small business contracting revised

Updated statistics show the dollar value of contracts awarded is higher than originally reported, but the percentage is lower.

GSA cancels mental health contract following investigation

Technology company was to provide counseling for troops, but critics say it had no experience.

Senator places hold on procurement nominee

West Virginia Democrat wants to query Savafian on his contracting views.

GSA establishes new contract policy office

Chief acquisition officer named as agency aims to tighten procedures after probe.

House votes to halt immigration services competition

Proponents say that 1,100 Citizenship and Immigration Service jobs should be shielded from competition.

Move to cancel border security contract hotly debated in House

Opponents argue that nixing Accenture's contract would delay securing the nation's borders for two years and cost the jobs of 330,000 U.S. workers.

White House criticizes language in Interior appropriations bill

Administration has qualms about competitive sourcing and e-government provisions in an early version of the bill.

Defense tightens reins on outside contracts

New procedures will ensure compliance with federal regulations, after misuse reports.

GOP blocks war-profiteering amendment

Measure would have created new penalties -- including up to 20 years in jail -- for contractors convicted of overcharging.

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