Administration also addresses ways to reduce risky contract types and increase competition.
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Proposal backs away from requiring agencies to bargain over broader set of work rules.
In a midterm election in which turnout is inherently lower than in presidential years, the most-motivated voters carry a disproportionate advantage.
Move follows GAO ruling citing flaws in how the Army reached a decision to outsource public works jobs.
Senior administration official does not disclose specific instances, but agrees that the process for congressional notification needs to be improved.
Agency official says billions spent on homeland security since 2002 have made country safer, but admits FEMA has no way to definitively assess the improvement.
One of the stumbling blocks is disagreement over how much money the Postal Service would save by stopping Saturday service.
Proposal would require the Agriculture secretary and EPA administrator to develop a carbon credit program within one year of enactment.
Memo will cover acquisition workforce and outsourcing, among other procurement issues.
April Stephenson, head of the Defense Contract Audit Agency, has been reassigned to the Pentagon comptroller’s office.