Developing a proposal to compete against contractors is time-consuming and difficult, but also rewarding, team leaders say.
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Members express concern that new rules governing earmarks have led to confusion.
Agency will be more involved in managing the program, and will solicit new bids for design and development work.
Administration stops short of a veto threat, but says the measure would impose administrative and financial burdens on agencies.
Access to high-speed networks would enable responders to receive federal broadcasts and warnings.
Union blames stalled discussions partly on agency using a contractor to represent it.
An agency is only as good as its ability to communicate.
Most of the department’s computer system infrastructure has been outsourced; costs have fallen 20 percent.
Researchers characterize recommendations as careful, say bid protests and other accountability measures should apply to all purchases.
House plan includes a lot of add-ons for domestic priorities, and incorporates major contracting reform legislation.