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Industry representatives on Tuesday defended Office of Management and Budget rules that require in-house teams winning government contracts to re-compete for projects at regular intervals. Unions and lawmakers have recently questioned the rules.
On the scale of the mammoth $369 billion Defense spending bill, a $3 million earmark to develop a lifesaving fabric for wounded soldiers is a pittance. But it symbolizes the hope of saving a textile mill in Lawrence, Mass.
In taking an activist approach to funding and managing the federal government, President Bush has reversed the anti-government conservatism of his GOP predecessors.