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Contractors take over security jobs at Agriculture facility

Lawmakers and a federal employee union have requested an investigation into the Agriculture Department's decision to outsource security work at a Maryland research facility.

House chairman resists efforts to ban contracts with foreign firms

A senior Republican lawmaker said Monday that the federal government should not limit its procurement efforts to American companies.

Guide stresses planning, communication in job competitions

Federal managers must plan ahead, involve top executives in decision-making, communicate clearly and coordinate with personnel officials in order to maximize the benefits of competitive sourcing, according to the latest acquisition guide.

Senate approves restrictions on offshore outsourcing

The Senate has approved a measure that would prevent most civilian federal agencies from outsourcing jobs to contractors working outside the United States.

Feds fared well in job competitions studied by GAO

When federal employees have an opportunity to compete against contractors for work, they tend to win, according to GAO statistics.