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Army to create central acquisition organization

Headquarters systems engineers will improve program interoperability with eye on costs.

Senate confirms Interior deputy nominee

Resolution of dispute over oil and gas development near Utah's national parks allows full chamber to approve David Hayes by unanimous consent.

Pentagon may build two different presidential helicopters

One would be for routine trips and the other, for emergency situations.

Weapons acquisition reform bill heads to White House

Measure focuses heavily on tracking weapons more closely during their early development stages.

Obama stands by decision to close Guantanamo

President also defends stance on torture, saying interrogation methods such as waterboarding are not necessary to keep the country safe.

Small businesses struggling to win Recovery Act contracts

Federal agencies so far have awarded only 10 percent of stimulus contracts to small firms.

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White House launches open government initiative

Administration kicks off Data.gov and proposes new design for Regulations.gov in bid to make government more transparent. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Panel lays out roadmap to rebuild acquisition workforce

Procurement experts call for more funding and training, less obsession with compliance.

Conferees reach deal on Defense acquisition reform bill

Agreement creates positions within the Pentagon, including a director for developmental test and evaluation and a director for systems engineering.

Lawmakers concerned over gaps in future NASA budgets

The proposed fiscal 2010 budget would give agency a 5 percent boost over current funding, but projects no real increase through 2014.