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Gingrich calls for State Department revamp, AID closure

The State Department should be reorganized and the Agency for International Development should be abolished because of diplomatic failures this year, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Tuesday.

OMB set to unveil new competition process

The Office of Management and Budget is poised to eliminate direct conversions and approve new methods for “streamlined” public-private job competitions as part of its rewrite of federal outsourcing rules, the government's procurement chief said Tuesday.

Printing changes still on the way, OMB says

New rules allowing federal agencies to purchase printing services directly from private firms will be issued “in the near future,” an Office of Management and Budget spokesman said Friday. In the meantime, agencies still must go through the Government Printing Office for most jobs.

Former federal employees benefit from buyout

Employees of the first company formed by privatizing part of a federal agency are reaping a financial windfall after their firm was bought out by a group of venture capitalists.