Requirements are intended to reduce vulnerabilities and save time and money, but observers caution they aren’t a cure-all.
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Measure proposed in part to address concerns about a lack of resources for checks to adequately protect against foreign pests.
Acquisition official says contracting strategy is “experimental;” GAO cites technology issues.
Official tells lawmakers he simply suggested alterations, not final edits.
White House continues to back Alberto Gonzales.
Recent cases could help educate federal employees on activities prohibited under the Hatch Act.
Bill would boost protections for employees in security and science agencies from retaliation for disclosing mismanagement.
Measure calls for a comprehensive response plan and charges the SBA administrator with conducting annual simulations.
Critics say the move is long overdue and doesn't go far enough.
Developing a proposal to compete against contractors is time-consuming and difficult, but also rewarding, team leaders say.