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External factors will limit next president’s control over spending

The growth of mandatory entitlement programs and interest on the national debt leave little wiggle room in the budget.

October 6, 2008 Leave a comment

Agency beefs up Medicare fraud detection efforts

Officials announce the launch of a recovery audit contractor program that will track businesses with high billing.

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Army touts flexibility of modernization program

Recent adjustments, including a new focus on infantry brigades, have helped assuage some congressional concerns.

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SBA to stop certifying small disadvantaged businesses

Agency will no longer verify status; companies can self-certify or get help from a third-party.

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Think tank publishes transition guides for government leaders

Books offer advice on establishing relationships, setting clear agendas, communicating with employees and learning government jargon.

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Both parties court military veteran candidates as wars continue

At least 52 veterans ran as non-incumbents in House and Senate primaries across the nation.

October 3, 2008 Leave a comment

Dems want DHS to target criminal illegal immigrants

Immigration and Customs Enforcement ordered to spend $1 billion on effort this fiscal year.

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New directive will ease integration of intelligence agencies

Document establishes a common framework for cataloging employee skills.

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Sweeping authority for Treasury chief survives bailout negotiations

Economic rescue bill would give Secretary Henry Paulson authority to waive traditional contracting and hiring rules.

October 3, 2008 Leave a comment

Research firm highlights untapped potential in federal contracts

Top 20 opportunities for fiscal 2009 will come from recompetitions or consolidations of agreements already awarded, report says.

October 3, 2008 Leave a comment