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Technology firms await homeland security spending boom

The federal technology market has expanded in the past year, but firms are still waiting for the homeland security spending surge to translate into contract dollars.

Civilian agencies told to identify, train acquisition workers

The Defense Department is way ahead of civilian agencies when it comes to identifying and training key procurement employees, according to a new report.

Acquisition awards honor innovative business solutions

The winners of this year's Business Solutions in the Public Interest awards have used the procurement process effectively and creatively to help achieve their missions.

Despite opposition, printing policy change on the way

Federal agencies will be able to buy printing services on their own rather than through the Government Printing Office beginning this fall, under a Bush administration plan that is moving ahead despite opposition on Capitol Hill.

Federal procurement spending on the rise

An analysis of federal purchases shows that agency spending on goods and services was on the increase even before the launch of the war on terrorism.

Leading public administration scholar and civil servant dies

Harold Seidman, an influential scholar of public administration whose academic work was shaped by 25 years in the civil service, died of cancer Tuesday at the Methodist Home of Washington. He was 91.