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Watchdog alleges abuses of Afghanistan security contract

Employees of contractor claim co-workers engaged in lewd behavior jeopardizing the security of the U.S. embassy in Kabul.

Civilian agency contract spending continues to climb

As purchases balloon, the president orders up a procurement overhaul.

OMB Director Peter R. Orszag

Many Recovery Act contracts fall into high-risk category

Cost-reimbursement agreements are prevalent, despite OMB’s warning about potential for waste and abuse.

White House, scientists discuss biological threats

Meeting could be the first in a series of talks designed to inform the administration's evolving strategy on bioterrorism.

From Nextgov.com: NASA could outsource flights and insource IT

While budget woes leave future space missions in question, the department’s cloud computing programs could help curb costs.

CBP to continue searches of travelers’ laptops

Homeland Security’s new policy does not require reasonable suspicion, to the dismay of civil liberties groups.

Technology companies encourage feds to shut down computers

More than 4,500 government employees and contractors have pledged to turn off computers, monitors and printers on Aug. 27.

FCC to launch social networking site

Site will allow employees to come together online and discuss how to improve the agency.

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Air Force dangles bonuses to keep contracting officers

Frequent deployments and heavy demand for skills prompts annual incentive program.

From Nextgov.com: Agencies frustrated with unclear guidance on reducing external IT network connections

Technology leaders blame poor communication among OMB and other departments for haphazard efforts to comply with Trusted Internet Connections initiative.