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Agencies get new orders to report on costs, savings of job competitions

Contractors, labor unions welcome reporting requirements, insisting they’re at a disadvantage compared with the other side.

New bill would protect jobs held by severely disabled federal workers

Opponents say legislation would interfere with competitive sourcing initiatives.

Bush advocates reduction in contract bundling

President cites practice of combining federal contracts into large national agreements as a significant obstacle for small businesses.

Homeland Security cancels immigration officer job contest

Public-private competition placed as many as 1,300 federal jobs at stake.

Defense bill mandates audit of GSA contracting procedures

Compliance with contracting rules is needed if agency wants Defense business, proposed law says.

Congress drops measure limiting offshore outsourcing

Lawmakers stripped provision before sending corporate tax bill to President Bush.

Air Force acquisition chief won support of ex-colleagues before sentencing

In letters to court, high-ranking federal officials praised Darleen Druyun for innovative management under deals she now admits favored Boeing.

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.