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Senate confirms federal procurement chief

David Safavian to move into position that has been vacant for more than a year.

Pentagon decides to reopen competition for tanker contract

Move could frustrate Boeing's bid to provide KC-767 tankers to the Air Force.

Senator reveals Air Force-Boeing e-mail exchanges, demands accountability

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., accuses Air Force of "either a systemic failure in procurement oversight, willful blindness or rank corruption."

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.