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TSP board fires, sues computer modernization firm

The Thrift Savings Plan board on Tuesday fired the contractor that has spent four years trying to modernize the retirement savings program’s computer system.

Army has fewer contractors but they cost more, study shows

The Army employs a smaller contractor workforce than previous Defense Department studies have found, but contractors who work for the Army cost more than was previously thought, according to preliminary data from an Army study.

Tech workers will be guinea pigs for civil service changes

A House lawmaker on July 31 will unveil legislation to change some rules for recruiting and retaining federal technology and procurement specialists.

Retired officers say outsourcing bill threatens national security

Legislation allowing federal employees to compete for virtually all government contracts would cause “irreparable harm” to national security, according to 12 retired senior military officers.

Pentagon IG says Air Force should redo A-76 competition

A public-private job competition at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas was so riddled with errors that the Air Force should consider holding a new competition, the Pentagon inspector general has concluded.

Pentagon readies new rules for public-private competitions

The Defense Department will soon introduce new guidance providing step-by-step instructions for conducting public-private job competitions under the “best value” procurement standard.