Large firms concerned about proposals aimed at reducing role of contractors.
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Applications are flooding in from out-of-work private sector financial managers, Defense acquisition chief Shay Assad says.
The two largest amounts each went for transit and port security grants.
Under the plan, the intelligence community will buy and launch new electro-optical satellites over the next decade.
It's easy to give the outcome of a special election too much weight -- but looking for a pattern is more useful.
Margaret Glavin says a more global market "poses an enormous threat to our food safety system."
Any new competition for the chopper contract would almost certainly trigger a fight between the New York and Connecticut congressional delegations.
Estimate comes after last month's projection that the fiscal 2009 deficit would total more than $1.7 trillion.
The Pentagon will have to compete with other government agencies and private companies for talent.
Defense chief says he has been disheartened by a lack of budget discipline.