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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.

Congressional study finds increase in noncompetitive contracts

Research by Democrats shows such pacts are on the upswing, but procurement experts say the trend is not necessarily unexpected.

Forest Service admits flaws in job competition effort

Agency has decided to hold off on initiating any new competitions this fiscal year.

Army requested company’s interrogators for Iraq prison

Interior inspector general will probe details of use of technology contract to hire interrogation services from CACI Inc.

Bush administration touts savings from job competitions

OMB projects competitive sourcing initiative will save at least $1.1 billion over the next three to five years.

Administration decries 'insourcing' measure

White House and Defense officials are critical of a union-backed effort to force a set percentage of contractors to defend their jobs against federal employees.

Technology contract used to purchase interrogation work

A military task force used an Interior Department procurement unit to buy services using a contract designed for computer purchases.

Iraq occupation authority’s status remains unclear

It’s not apparent whether the Coalition Provisional Authority is a federal agency, or exactly what role it plays in spending U.S. funds.

Firms seek to sell U.N. on privatized peacekeeping

The United Nations faces a crisis in peacekeeping operations, and private security companies say they have a solution.