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Federal acquisition workforce ill-equipped for procurement reforms

The federal acquisition workforce lacks the skills and training to take full advantage of procurement innovations and reforms begun in the early to mid-1990s, according to experts who testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday.

Lobbying campaign against federal prison firm heats up

Business lobbyists and federal managers are joining forces to attack the system that gives a federal prison labor firm advantages in contracting with agencies.

Key Bush nominees outline management challenges

Lawmakers on Thursday questioned two nominees for senior government operations positions in the Bush administration about performance-based service contracts, outsourcing and other management issues.

Legislation would force agencies to track costs of operations

The Bush administration wants agencies to account for the full costs of their programs, providing new information that should help managers decide if an in-house function should be subject to competition from the private sector.