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Former Air Force acquisition chief begins prison term

Darleen Druyun was sentenced in September to nine months in federal prison for violating conflict of interest laws.

FAA anticipates end to massive job competition

Even if in-house team wins, some employees could lose their jobs; agency says displaced workers will get first crack at other FAA positions.

Disabled-veteran share of procurement pie to increase

Report predicts contract awards to businesses owned by disabled veterans will reach $2.8 billion within the next three years, up from $103.7 million in 2003.

Agencies should shift to online auctions, scholar says

Internet auctioneer eBay Inc. and similar outlets increase revenues, but few executives take advantage of them.

Homeland Security urged to audit use of special procurement rules

GAO says agency should gather more information about special category of high-tech acquisitions.

Procurement policy chief signed off on Treasury telecom contract agreement

In an unusual move, David Safavian, head of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, signed off on a Treasury-GSA deal to reexamine the contract after two years.

GSA investigation documents widespread contract abuse

Hundreds of millions of dollars in contract awards didn’t follow laws and regulations; GSA officials say agency has "turned the corner" on solving the problem.

New procurement data system to debut at end of month

Revamped Federal Procurement Data System will provide access to 13 million records.

Company says it was unaware of change to Treasury telecom deal

Sprint says it learned of change after contract was let to rival.

Treasury telecom contract protested

Three companies are disputing the award of the lucrative contract to AT&T.