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Devil is in the details regarding Defense spending guidance

Industry and Congress support the Pentagon’s efficiency initiative goals, but await more information on implementation.

House passes bill to debar crooked contractors

Legislation would ban Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violators from doing business with the government.

GOP appropriators warn Dems on spending

Republicans estimate that Democrats want to add about $25 billion to the continuing resolution.

GAO sees improvement in CMS competitive bid process

But some medical equipment firms and hospitals say the program will have an adverse impact on businesses, jobs and patients.

Senator will introduce immigration overhaul before election

Bill will include language that would give an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the country a way to earn citizenship.

Industry chief welcomes Defense acquisition reforms

Aerospace Industry Association president says proposals align closely with many of the recommendations the private sector gave the Pentagon.

Task force calls for reforms to ease small business contracting concerns

Group wants changes in set-asides, bundling and workforce training.

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Army seeks hundreds of contracting specialists

Service will insource 4,000 acquisition personnel and hire hundreds more to boost workforce.

Disenchanted Dems

The president's grades have fallen, in some cases faster, among groups that supported him in 2008.

Appropriators slash F-35 purchases in fiscal 2011

Subcommittee's decision is to buy ll less fighters than the department requested; panel also excludes funding for alternate engine.

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