Legislation pressures agencies to give up costly customization and adapt to what’s available.
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Big companies accused of misrepresenting themselves as small businesses to win federal contract dollars.
Agencies spent $88 million on public relations contracts in 2004, a 128 percent increase from 2000 levels.
Ken Krieg is considered a key adviser in Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's inner circle.
Agencies try to coordinate telecommunications efforts and use central buying power.
A form of share-in-savings contracts allow quick investment but cost agencies more in the long-run, says report.
Candidate well-liked but lacks private-sector experience required by law, Senate aides say.