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Pentagon encourages environmentally friendly acquisitions

New guidelines push Pentagon officials to buy recycled products.

Offshore corporations could have edge in contracts

Report says contractors in tax havens pay less in federal taxes, giving them a potential advantage in bidding for federal contracts.

GSA to make new procurement database widely accessible

Critics see contractor’s role in administering the database as problematic.

Senior Defense contracting officer, three others, indicted for corruption

Government purchase card allegedly used to award more than $11 million in irregular contracts.

Forest Service catches breath on competitive sourcing

After finishing a large contest for technology work, the agency is settling into a more moderate job competition pace.

Tech companies procure federal experts for board slots

Companies that want a cut of federal IT dollars are looking for people who know how to do business with the federal government.

GAO cautions Pentagon on outsourcing weapons system maintenance work

The federal government could end up paying more in some cases.

Defense solicits help in marketing competitive sourcing

The Pentagon is seeking a fresh approach to generating positive publicity for the controversial management initiative.

Military counseling services will stay in place

Contracting process for the Military One Source program drew criticism from mental health services firms.

Federal spending benefits capital region, report finds

The Washington area’s economy is reaping rewards of a trend toward higher spending near agency headquarters.