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E-mail message spurs concern over OMB competitive sourcing tactics

Union officials worry OMB is pressuring the Forest Service to meet numerical targets.

Rumsfeld expected to restore funding for cargo aircraft

Defense secretary working with OMB to restore funding during fiscal 2007 and fiscal 2008 budget cycles.

NASA awards $230 million contract for support facility

Space agency expects to conserve millions with a central administrative center.

Senator seeks to relax small business contracting guidelines

Rider attached to supplemental spending bill could water down Energy Department standards for compliance with federal small business contracting requirements.

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.