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Curb on Justice job competitions draws veto threat

Legislation that would protect hundreds of Justice Department employees from possible outsourcing earned a veto threat from the White House this week.

Agencies move out of red zone on job competitions

Nearly half of federal agencies evaluated on OMB's latest traffic light-style management scorecard earned yellow ratings for competitive sourcing, a marked contrast from six months ago, when all agencies got red marks in that area.

GSA official nominated to be federal procurement chief

The White House announced Tuesday that David Safavian, chief of staff at the General Services Administration, is President Bush's nominee to be the next federal procurement administrator.

FAA bill allowing privatization passes on close House vote

After a struggle lasting for months, the House voted Thursday to approve a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization measure over objections from Democrats and concern from some Republicans that the bill would allow the privatization of air traffic control towers.

Biggest reconstruction contractors are GOP donors

A small number of U.S. companies and individuals who are major contributors to President Bush and the Republican party have earned about $8 billion in post-war reconstruction contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to a study released Thursday.