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Defense tightens reins on outside contracts

New procedures will ensure compliance with federal regulations, after misuse reports.

GOP blocks war-profiteering amendment

Measure would have created new penalties -- including up to 20 years in jail -- for contractors convicted of overcharging.

Two union-backed outsourcing measures added to Senate Defense bill

New rights for civil servants to challenge outsourcing decisions could get stripped out in conference.

Senate votes to require Pentagon oversight of Iraq contracts

Amendment would halt the practice of outsourcing management of major reconstruction and security contracts.

Forest Service makes fresh beginning on job competition effort

OMB agrees to let agency off the hook on monitoring the results of dozens of small contests.

Senator takes aim at acquisition revolving door

Contracting officials may have to wait longer to join companies to which they’ve awarded large contracts.

Labor to publish job competition paperwork

One department is trying to improve the transparency of streamlined A-76 studies.

Army contractor count stymied by red tape

Paperwork Reduction Act bogs down Army effort to count its contractors.

Security agency doubled procurement spending in four years

Senior executive says National Security Agency is likely to double classified spending again by decade’s end.