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Senate expected to pass $700 billion proposal with ease

The revised bill would raise FDIC coverage amounts from $100,000 to $250,000 for one year.

October 1, 2008 Leave a comment

Government reform groups unveil transition plan

Strong performance measurements and attention to workforce are called key to the next administration’s agenda.

October 1, 2008 Leave a comment

From Nextgov.com: IG: GSA must improve information security

Audit says agency must improve contractor oversight and encrypt all mobile devices.

October 1, 2008 Leave a comment

HUD launches new homeowner program

Applicants must have a mortgage that was originated before Jan. 1, and cannot afford their current loan.

October 1, 2008 Leave a comment

Defense bill includes major contracting reforms

Measure headed to President Bush’s desk would increase transparency and competition.

October 1, 2008 Leave a comment

GOP Senate Slippage

The outlook for Republicans has deteriorated to the point where a filibuster-proof Democratic majority seems less implausible.

September 30, 2008 Leave a comment

Economic rescue bill remains in limbo

Congressional leaders predict legislation will pass, as Bush applies pressure.

September 30, 2008 Leave a comment

SBA issues new proposal on small business program, but same questions remain

Agency’s revised rule increases the number of industry groups eligible for set-aside contracts, but it’s not enough for critics.

September 30, 2008 Leave a comment

Democrats: Report on U.S. attorney firings leaves questions

Nora Dannehy, a career prosecutor, will direct probe.

September 29, 2008 Leave a comment

Bailout bill would have given Treasury chief unfettered authority

Legislation would have allowed Henry Paulson to waive acquisition rules and competitive hiring procedures.

September 29, 2008 Leave a comment