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Congress drops effort to limit Bush job competition initiative

After White House veto threat, lawmakers drop provisions in omnibus appropriations bill that would have limited competitive sourcing effort.

AID cancels commodities purchase as funds run low

Food aid advocates urge Bush administration to make immediate use of special trust fund and ask for supplemental appropriation next year.

Web site encourages exchange of acquisition ‘best practices’

Site prompts flow of ideas between government and private sector.

House, Senate eye deal to pass troubled Army Corps measure

Bill authorizing billions of dollars in new projects has been given new life in lame-duck session.

Ex-Boeing CFO pleads guilty in Air Force procurement scandal

Michael Sears acknowledges he illegally helped ex-Air Force procurement official Darleen Druyun get a job with defense contractor.

Lack of personnel, expertise impede Iraq reconstruction

A shortage of skilled contract specialists on the ground has led to multiple problems, study finds.

Pentagon to review ex-Air Force acquisition official’s contract management

Darleen Druyun’s admission she favored Boeing in key contracts leads to wide-ranging probe.

Defense contractor to take $110 million loss

Court upholds Energy's move to cancel a $179 million contract after finding Lockheed Martin failed to clean up nuclear waste site.

Immigration agency seeks to upgrade toll-free service

Some calls being routed from contractors to federal employees in an effort to cut waiting times.