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Compromise on job competition protests gets mixed review

House-Senate agreement rekindles debate over federal employees’ rights to challenge A-76 decisions.

Lawmakers stand behind measure blocking immigration job contest

Defying veto threat, conferees retain language blocking potential outsourcing of more than 1,300 immigration services jobs.

U.S. faces severe shortage of flu vaccine this winter

Health and Human Services’ officials say the vaccine shortfall catches them by surprise.

Probes take their toll on Iraq contractor

Despite its longtime record as a government contractor, recent inquiries into Halliburton's activities in Iraq may have tarnished the company's reputation.

Lawmakers skeptical of reported progress on small business contracting

Congressional survey finds agencies fell short of target in 2003.

Ex-Pentagon procurement executive gets jail time

Darleen Druyun admits she conspired to help Boeing obtain a multibillion-dollar Pentagon contract while serving as the Air Force acquisition chief.

Military depots may be underestimating depot work contracted out

GAO says services may be using flawed data in attempts to comply with 50-50 law.

Protest of Iraq security contract denied

Security services firm Dyncorp took issue with controversial $293 million award to British company.

E-mails prompt requests for probe of Air Force secretary

Air Force official allegedly made promises in exchange for OMB support of a controversial proposal to lease 100 Boeing tankers.

Los Alamos director expects operations to resume next month

University of California advisory panel urges school to bid to continue to operating Energy facilities.