But agencies also are responsible for accurate reporting of contract award spending, analysts say.
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DynCorp International argues that the Army’s new proposed task orders were outside the scope of the underlying multiple awards contract.
Service had hoped to avoid delays that plagued the Air Force’s portion of the program, but now faces a 13-month lag.
Move is part of a broader effort to boost transparency and accountability.
The moderate Democrats will suggest reducing nonsecurity discretionary spending by 2 percent annually for three years, and then freezing spending levels for two years.
Survey shows other projects have been put on the back burner, leading to award delays and less contract monitoring.
Congressional leaders have pledged to take up the panel's recommendations before the end of the year and have lawmakers cast an up-or-down vote.
Coburn says Congress should pay workers out of its own budget as punishment for its “inability to maintain core federal programs.”
Bill would require non-Bureau mailings to have a disclaimer.
House prohibition could just end up shifting spending directed to for-profits from "one side of the Capitol to the other," one observer cautions.