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GAO upholds Afghan training contract protest

DynCorp International argues that the Army’s new proposed task orders were outside the scope of the underlying multiple awards contract.

Navy acknowledges schedule for F-35 fighter is slipping

Service had hoped to avoid delays that plagued the Air Force’s portion of the program, but now faces a 13-month lag.

White House to post spending bill earmarks

Move is part of a broader effort to boost transparency and accountability.

Blue Dogs advocate three years of spending cuts

The moderate Democrats will suggest reducing nonsecurity discretionary spending by 2 percent annually for three years, and then freezing spending levels for two years.


Stimulus workload taxes agency staffs and missions

Survey shows other projects have been put on the back burner, leading to award delays and less contract monitoring.

GOP announces debt panel picks

Congressional leaders have pledged to take up the panel's recommendations before the end of the year and have lawmakers cast an up-or-down vote.

Senator holds up bill compensating furloughed Transportation workers

Coburn says Congress should pay workers out of its own budget as punishment for its “inability to maintain core federal programs.”

House takes aim at Census look-alike letters

Bill would require non-Bureau mailings to have a disclaimer.

Watchdogs applaud earmark ban, wonder about loopholes

House prohibition could just end up shifting spending directed to for-profits from "one side of the Capitol to the other," one observer cautions.

Rep. Rob Andrews said cost growth in weapon systems purchases is unacceptable.

Congressional panel seeks broad Defense acquisition overhaul

Interim report suggests clearer contract requirements and stronger oversight of performance.