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IRS, private firms try to avoid competing with each other

The Internal Revenue Service and private tax firms are working up a plan to offer free electronic tax filing to low-income Americans—and to avoid a battle between the government and the multi-billion dollar tax preparation industry.

Panel urges White House, Congress to scrap A-76 process

A congressionally mandated panel has voted to scrap the government’s 36-year old outsourcing policy and replace it with a new process based on the federal procurement system.

Army renews effort to count contractors

In what amounts to a sweeping indictment of the downsizing strategy pursued by the Army in the 1990s, Army Secretary Thomas White has said contractor employees should not be off-limits to downsizing initiatives and has revived a controversial Army effort to count its contractor workforce.