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Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York is spearheading the Senate effort.

Lawmakers seek to preempt election advertising by contractors

Democrats are concerned Citizens United ruling could give contractors undue political sway.

IG blasts FEMA for conflict of interests in IT contract in flood insurance program

Office also charges agency with poor oversight and unqualified leadership, which hampered major technology initiative, costing taxpayers millions of dollars.

Defense contracting bill to hit House this week

Democrats already are claiming the measure as a victory for fiscal responsibility.

GOP House members seek appropriations commitments

Republicans would like Democrats to agree to expeditious consideration of supplemental spending bill and individual action on all 12 appropriations measures.

Strategy for boosting acquisition workforce is a step forward, report says

Agency officials say OMB's requirements for submitting human capital plans are workable.

From Nextgov.com: FAA urges airlines to be clear on personal tech use in cockpit

Crew members are required to refrain from ‘performing nonessential duties’ during takeoffs and landings, but new notice asks carriers to set policies for the use of cell phones, laptops and other devices during flights.

White House establishes small business contracting task forces

Groups will focus on governmentwide opportunities; contracts for veteran- and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.

Northrop Grumman picks Northern Virginia for new home

State edges out Virginia, District of Columbia in bid to host headquarters of one of the largest federal contractors.

Lawmaker urges military to plan for bigger shortfall in fighter aircraft

House Democrat says Defense needs a backup plan in the likely event of more delays to the F-35 program.

Senate panel approves budget resolution

Floor time is uncertain because it's unclear how long it will take the Senate to finish financial regulation legislation.