As the Pentagon moves to fill short-term gaps, it is pushing to get civilian agencies the money and authorizations they need.
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Funding, project management agencies say they have no authority to help Iraqis operate new equipment and maintain refurbished buildings.
Core issues, such as whether illegal immigrants can earn citizenship without leaving the country, still under discussion.
Labor leader seeks congressional "rescue" of agency; FEMA spokesman calls statements "worthless."
Appropriator also takes department to task for awarding too many non-competitive contracts.
Counsel finds data and calculations used to conduct the employees' performance evaluations were flawed.
Budget limitations and tax liabilities remain obstacles to offering the benefit.
Ongoing contract management problems and lack of contractor head count contribute to problems.
Bill would effectively end contractor self-certification, which limited the agency's direct control over quality and standards.
Under three-tier system, program and project managers will get training and certification for procurement-related work.