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Bush quietly beefs up government's role

In taking an activist approach to funding and managing the federal government, President Bush has reversed the anti-government conservatism of his GOP predecessors.

OMB eliminates broad competitive sourcing targets

The Office of Management and Budget will no longer hold agencies to governmentwide numerical targets for competitive sourcing—including the goal of opening 425,000 federal jobs to private competition—federal procurement chief Angela Styles said Thursday.

House panel orders reports on costs of job competitions

Agencies would have to tell Congress how much they are paying outside consultants to help run public-private job competitions under legislation approved by the House Appropriations Committee Thursday.

Lawmakers renew push to tighten contractor ethics standards

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation that would make it easier for agencies to locate companies with histories of misbehavior and bar them from federal contracting work.