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Air Force acquisition chief says "there are many people now lining up to leave."
GSA unit plagued by allegations of contracting and procurement improprieties.
The agency is expected to announce increased savings and high win rates by in-house teams.
Regulations to be released Tuesday implement 2002 act requiring preferential purchasing for goods that include biological, agricultural or forestry materials.
Darleen Druyun was sentenced in September to nine months in federal prison for violating conflict of interest laws.
Even if in-house team wins, some employees could lose their jobs; agency says displaced workers will get first crack at other FAA positions.
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.
Internet auctioneer eBay Inc. and similar outlets increase revenues, but few executives take advantage of them.
GAO says agency should gather more information about special category of high-tech acquisitions.