House-Senate agreement on the fighter jet engine could provoke the Obama administration to follow through on a veto threat.
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Managers put off by technicalities and paperwork under personnel reforms, MSPB survey says.
More than 25 percent of all stimulus contract dollars has gone to small firms, but agencies are making uneven contributions.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement will centralize and review all detention contracts.
Bill authorizing intelligence programs and funding remains stalled over House-Senate differences in those areas.
Robert Gates says Afghanistan is on a "worrisome trajectory."
Open government strategies should include metrics based on input from employees, GSA official says.
Acquisition official says these contractors are doing work that should be performed exclusively by federal employees.
Career civil servant Daniel Gordon is said to be fair, straightforward and extremely knowledgeable.
Jeffrey Zients also vows to change the role of OMB to one that is more collaborative.