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VA tightens rules for veterans contracting program

To compete for set-asides, owners must be involved in their firms’ day-to-day operations.

From Nextgov.com: DISA telecommuters can work just fine even with more snow

Virtual private networks and distributed laptops support the majority of the agency’s Washington metropolitan area workers.

Murtha dies at 77 after hospitalization

Pennsylvania Democrat supported the original resolution sending U.S. troops to Iraq, but later argued for bringing service members home.

NOAA proposes new climate agency

Agency would be based on the National Weather Service.

Senator puts blanket hold on presidential nominees

According to Democratic aides, Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., is stalling more than 70 nominees in an effort to win concessions for his home state.

Debt vote shows freshmen Dem concerns

Thursday's House vote to approve a $1.9 trillion increase in the federal debt ceiling underscored the dilemmas facing Democrats during this election year.

Senate bill aims to boost small business contracting

Measure attempts to break up large procurements into more manageable chunks and give small firms more chances at governmentwide acquisition contracts.

From Nextgov.com: Reps. like Obama's tech proposals to track health quality, fraud

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid budget calls for $110 million to overhaul data systems and $561 million to scrutinize claims for suspicious patterns that could point to illegal activity.

Budget chief catches flak on deficit commission

OMB director says plan is the way to prevent fiscal disaster.


Winter storm in Washington highlights telework

White House efforts to increase telework among federal employees could get a boost from Mother Nature.