Privacy and civil protections offered in the bill are called "overkill."
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Comprehensive proposal not widely supported by Congressional Women's Caucus, which was expected to spearhead passage of the bill.
Study shows almost half of all Pentagon contracts since 1998 were awarded without full and open competitions.
GAO says services may be using flawed data in attempts to comply with 50-50 law.
Air Force official said e-mail records were not relevant to Senate Armed Services Committee investigation.
Committee focuses all its attention on making its case to become a permanent panel.
More soliders may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and amputation, says Principi.