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Senator renews attacks on revised version of job competition rules

Senate panel supports a measure to repeal the revised version of Circular A-76, the Bush administration’s rule book on competitive sourcing.

Senate seeks to halt competition for immigration jobs

White House threatens to veto the spending bill over the provision, which mirrors one passed by the House over the summer.

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.