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House panel approves GSA reorganization

But Government Reform Committee members strike provision requiring that head of proposed Federal Acquisition Service be a political appointee.

Armed Services chair eyes Pentagon acquisition process

Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., is concerned about skyrocketing costs of weapons systems due to addition of specific requirements to programs.

Homeland Security weighs change to procurement directive

Officials urged to include Coast Guard and Secret Service in October 2004 policy.

House panel chief questions GSA on contracts

Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., questions whether agency has the capacity to manage huge initiatives in the midst of a restructuring effort.

Critics call for overhaul of program aimed at employing disabled

Advocates say Javits-Wagner-O'Day program saves taxpayers' money while providing jobs for people with severe disabilities.

Firefighting air tanker crashes in California

Three experienced pilots die during training flight in a remote area of California national forest.

GSA chief outlines procurement reorganization

Administrator Stephen A. Perry believes agencies should allow GSA to satisfy their procurement needs.

Dem leader pledges to back contractor wage requirements

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says Davis-Bacon Act prevailing wage provisions protect workers from "unscrupulous contractors."

Agencies face new rules on contract management

Proposal would codify use of earned value management technique.

Voice of America to move part of news division to Hong Kong

Officials say move would save $300,000 annually.