Legislation that would prevent agencies from setting numerical targets for outsourcing federal jobs may not apply to the Defense Department, a Defense official said Monday.
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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.
The Defense Department is way ahead of civilian agencies when it comes to identifying and training key procurement employees, according to a new report.
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.
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.
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.