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