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Stimulus Quandary

Mixed economic indicators have revived talk that another spending boost might be necessary.

Report: Industry may be unable to meet military's needs

Group urges Pentagon to consider the impact of security strategies and budgeting and acquisition decisions on the defense industrial base.

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Obama reverses Bush-era order on labor agreements

Move clears way for agencies to encourage agreements between construction contractors and workers.

Air Force leaders side with Obama on fighter jet funding

Chairman of Armed Services panel expects a close vote on an amendment that would strip the Defense authorization bill of funding for extra planes.

IG: Alaska native firms winning a disproportionate share of 8(a) contracts

Small Business Administration watchdog releases a stinging audit days before a Senate hearing on contracting preferences for ANCs.

From Nextgov.com: Senate approves E-Verify expansion

Amendment to Homeland Security spending bill allows employers to use electronic verification system for existing employees as well as new hires.

Regulatory nominee courts lawmakers, farm groups

Cass Sunstein is working at OMB on an unconfirmed basis.

Obama vows to veto Senate bill with F-22s

Armed Services panel leaders hope letter from Obama will resonate with their colleagues and generate support for an amendment to strip the bill of funding for fighter jets the administration does not want.

From Nextgov.com: Details of Recovery.gov redesign contract revealed

Transparency groups and project management specialists were concerned by the lack of information on the deal, which could be worth up to $18 million.

Private sector not necessarily a model for hiring reform

Some practices such as relying primarily on résumés aren’t suitable for the federal government, consultancy says.