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GAO orders Air Force to outsource public works jobs

The General Accounting Office has reversed an Air Force decision and ordered that more than 800 military and civilian base operation jobs at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., be outsourced to contractors because they can perform the work at a lower price.

White House wants more federal workers to face competition

Think your job is "inherently governmental"? Think your job is safe from the Bush administration's public-private competition drive? Think again.

Army has fewer contractors but they cost more, study shows

The Army employs a smaller contractor workforce than previous Defense Department studies have found, but contractors who work for the Army cost more than was previously thought, according to preliminary data from an Army study.