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Deal with White House clears way for intel authorization

An authorization bill for the U.S. intelligence community has not been enacted since fiscal 2005.

House committee rejects insourcing quotas

Measure bans “arbitrary goals” for bringing contracted work back into government.

House Dems raise fears about another BP project

Lawmakers fear the Deepwater Horizon oil spill could foreshadow a larger tragedy at the Atlantis rig, which is operating in deeper waters off the Gulf coast.

Intelligence chief resigns

Dennis Blair’s departure comes amid criticism of the intelligence community’s ability to share information effectively.

Insourcing isn’t the only ingredient of workforce rebalancing

Procurement policy chief tells Senate committee he does not expect a tectonic shift away from the private sector.

From Nextgov.com: Complex Networx contract causes more work, delays for acquisition staffs

Lawmakers, feds and industry executives discuss ways to ease the transition and shorten the delays to telecom contract .

Pentagon reports progress on anniversary of procurement reform law

Despite improvements, watchdog finds major programs still face requirements changes, software development challenges and workforce issues.

From Nextgov.com: Lawmaker questions data error in a Census Bureau report on states’ finances

Mistake underscores government’s need to shift to a widely used programming language to improve accuracy , analyst says.

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton wants watchdog for intern program.

Vets preference tops list of concerns about hiring reform

Lawmakers, union officials stress need to preserve federal merit system principles.

Salazar orders Minerals Management Service to split three ways

Reorganization aims to separate enforcement, energy development and revenue collection missions.