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Immigration services job competition moves forward

Recent protests by lawmakers and an array of interest groups have not changed the Homeland Security Department’s plans to put immigration services jobs up for competition within the next 10 months, according to a department spokesman.

House rejects OMB’s job competition revisions

The House on Tuesday night passed an $89.3 billion budget bill that includes language unraveling the Office of Management and Budget’s latest revisions to rules on public-private job competitions.

White House threatens veto over proposed A-76 amendments

President Bush will likely veto the $90 billion 2004 Transportation-Treasury appropriations bill if the final version includes language impeding his administration’s competitive sourcing initiative, the Office of Management and Budget said Thursday.

Contractor workforce grows as civil service shrinks

The government’s “shadow workforce” of contractors grew by 727,000 positions between 1999 and 2002, while the civil service got smaller, according to a new estimate by the Brookings Institution.

Report spawns rethinking about NASA's reliance on contractors

The report on the space shuttle Columbia disaster is raising serious questions about NASA's heavy reliance on contractors to perform its mission.