Procurement councils issue guidelines for writing such contracts and developing business cases for their use.
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Recommended policy would have made it easier for agencies to meet contracting targets for small businesses.
Updated statistics show the dollar value of contracts awarded is higher than originally reported, but the percentage is lower.
Technology company was to provide counseling for troops, but critics say it had no experience.
West Virginia Democrat wants to query Savafian on his contracting views.
Chief acquisition officer named as agency aims to tighten procedures after probe.
Proponents say that 1,100 Citizenship and Immigration Service jobs should be shielded from competition.
Opponents argue that nixing Accenture's contract would delay securing the nation's borders for two years and cost the jobs of 330,000 U.S. workers.
Administration has qualms about competitive sourcing and e-government provisions in an early version of the bill.
New procedures will ensure compliance with federal regulations, after misuse reports.