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Officials address business hurdles to security contracting

They include liability issues, intellectual property protection and the sharing of confidential company information with the government.

Defense encounters obstacles to small business contracting

At a time when federal agencies are awarding more prime contracts than ever to small businesses, those looking for Defense-related subcontracts may feel left out.

OMB procurement nominee may rethink controversial policies

David Safavian said he favors expansion of federal employees’ rights to challenge job competition decisions, and might eliminate a requirement for regular re-competitions.

House chairman introduces procurement reform bill

Tom Davis' latest effort would boost share-in-savings contracts and set up a government-industry exchange program.

OPM employees rely on cost advantage to win job competition

An obscure legislative provision helped 21 employees at the Office of Personnel Management win a public-private job competition last week.

Senator backs bill giving workers job competition appeal rights

The head of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee will introduce legislation expanding federal employees’ rights to challenge the results of public-private job competitions.

IG tackles audit of Agriculture job competition

The Agriculture Department’s inspector general has agreed to look into a decision used to contract out 24 security guard positions at a Beltsville, Md. research facility.