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VA halts job competitions at laundries

The Veterans Affairs Department has decided to suspend public-private job competitions at 59 laundry facilities nationwide, bringing all competitive sourcing within the Veterans Health Administration to a halt.

GSA bars MCI from federal contracts

The General Services Administration late Thursday moved to bar bankrupt telecommunications company MCI from winning new government contracts. The company has 30 days to respond to GSA’s proposal.

TSA revisits German gun contract

The Transportation Security Administration is reconsidering its recent decision to arm U.S. commercial airline pilots with German-made Heckler & Koch handguns, only a few days after House Small Business Chairman Donald Manzullo, R-Ill., inquired about the agency's method of choosing a supplier, according to congressional and gun industry sources.

Industry defends re-competition provision in OMB rules

Industry representatives on Tuesday defended Office of Management and Budget rules that require in-house teams winning government contracts to re-compete for projects at regular intervals. Unions and lawmakers have recently questioned the rules.