Agencies spent $88 million on public relations contracts in 2004, a 128 percent increase from 2000 levels.
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Ken Krieg is considered a key adviser in Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's inner circle.
Agencies try to coordinate telecommunications efforts and use central buying power.
A form of share-in-savings contracts allow quick investment but cost agencies more in the long-run, says report.
Candidate well-liked but lacks private-sector experience required by law, Senate aides say.
Air Force acquisition chief says "there are many people now lining up to leave."
GSA unit plagued by allegations of contracting and procurement improprieties.