Chief acquisition officer named as agency aims to tighten procedures after probe.
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Proponents say that 1,100 Citizenship and Immigration Service jobs should be shielded from competition.
Opponents argue that nixing Accenture's contract would delay securing the nation's borders for two years and cost the jobs of 330,000 U.S. workers.
Administration has qualms about competitive sourcing and e-government provisions in an early version of the bill.
New procedures will ensure compliance with federal regulations, after misuse reports.
Measure would have created new penalties -- including up to 20 years in jail -- for contractors convicted of overcharging.
New rights for civil servants to challenge outsourcing decisions could get stripped out in conference.
Amendment would halt the practice of outsourcing management of major reconstruction and security contracts.
OMB agrees to let agency off the hook on monitoring the results of dozens of small contests.
Contracting officials may have to wait longer to join companies to which they’ve awarded large contracts.