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Despite reports of progress, plans include plenty of challenges to tackle before Nov. 1.
One way the Pentagon will meet Secretary Gates' goal to cut $100 billion in spending will be to replicate the Naval Sea Systems Command’s standard solicitations for services, which increase competition and save money.
Industry and Congress support the Pentagon’s efficiency initiative goals, but await more information on implementation.
Legislation would ban Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violators from doing business with the government.
Republicans estimate that Democrats want to add about $25 billion to the continuing resolution.
But some medical equipment firms and hospitals say the program will have an adverse impact on businesses, jobs and patients.
Bill will include language that would give an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the country a way to earn citizenship.
Aerospace Industry Association president says proposals align closely with many of the recommendations the private sector gave the Pentagon.
Group wants changes in set-asides, bundling and workforce training.