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Bush unveils plan for federal management reform

President Bush released a plan for putting in place his management reform agenda on Wednesday, reinstating the President’s Management Council and directing agency heads to designate chief operating officers who will be responsible for overall management at each agency.

Retired officers say outsourcing bill threatens national security

Legislation allowing federal employees to compete for virtually all government contracts would cause “irreparable harm” to national security, according to 12 retired senior military officers.

Pentagon readies new rules for public-private competitions

The Defense Department will soon introduce new guidance providing step-by-step instructions for conducting public-private job competitions under the “best value” procurement standard.

Senators urge crackdown on improper payments

Two senators are pushing federal agencies to reduce billions of dollars in improper payments by demanding that agency leaders answer a series of questions about their efforts to improve internal accounting systems.