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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.

Environmental group challenges Forest Service job inventories

A nonprofit group in Oregon has added complaints about the Forest Service’s method of compiling FAIR Act inventories to a lawsuit disputing an agency decision to outsource analyst positions.

House panel backs union-supported changes in competitive sourcing

Measure paves the way for a broadening of federal employees' rights to protest outsourcing decisions.

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.