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Agencies eye privatizing jobs to meet OMB goal

As agencies seek to meet a Bush administration mandate to put thousands of jobs up for competition with private firms, many are considering simply converting some of their jobs to contract positions without competitions.

Bush team moves to overturn contractor 'blacklisting' rules

Two rules will be issued Tuesday that portend the demise of controversial contractor ethics regulations issued at the end of the Clinton administration.

Pentagon says it uses 700,000 service contractors

The Defense Department hires the equivalent of more than 700,000 employees annually to perform tasks under service contracts ranging from mowing grass at military bases to testing key weapon systems, according to a new Pentagon report.

Pentagon computer system leads to cost overruns

A recent inspector general audit turned up a $409 sink that could replace the Pentagon’s legendary $600 hammer as the latest symbol of government waste.