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In what would be the biggest privatization project ever attempted by a federal agency, the Army is planning to let private companies compete for the jobs of more than 200,000 soldiers and civilians.
The White House does not have the authority to declare unconstitutional a law requiring federal agencies to go through the Government Printing Office to buy printing goods and services, a Senator said this week.
The Defense Department will look at consolidating various operations and experiment with new financial management techniques as part of an ongoing effort to overhaul business operations.
Congress on Thursday ordered executive branch agencies to continue to use the Government Printing Office for most printing services. But the White House Friday said agencies can ignore the order.
The Office of Government Ethics has launched an informal inquiry into potential conflicts of interest and ethical problems involving federal agencies and the companies that do business with them.
The White House supports legislation that would create an e-government chief’s position at OMB, but Bush officials are balking at a provision that requires the official to be confirmed by the Senate.