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Army skeptical of fixed-price contracts

Service’s top acquisition official tells industry group he prefers cost-type contracts so that vendors share in the financial risk.

It’s Nobody’s Turn

Not even political professionals have a clue who will be the Republican presidential nominee.

'Gang of six' close to deficit reduction proposal

Plan is similar to the one proposed by fiscal commission led by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles.

Walker calls Dems' 'border meeting' request 'ridiculous'

Wisconsin governor says he has been negotiating "for days" to end state's stalemate on collective bargaining.

Gates says U.S. may stay in Afghanistan past 2014 deadline

Transferring security control to local forces will take some time, Pentagon chief says.

Enforcement chief pleads for political support from state prosecutors

Speech highlights Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's fragile political position as it faces intense opposition from many parts of the financial industry.

State Department’s training program taken to task

GAO cites need for a more systematic and data-driven approach at hearing in which possibility of budget cuts loomed large.

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The rocky road to reorganization, from Nixon to Obama

Management experts argue that overhauls of government usually fail and rarely result in cost savings.

OMB not moving to implement ‘high road’ contracting policy

Heather Higginbottom, nominated as OMB’s deputy director, tells a Senate panel the controversial proposal isn't currently moving forward.

Some tax preparers continue to resist the IRS e-filing system

Agency’s target is for 80 percent of returns to be filed electronically.