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Alaska native firms lament loss of an advocate

Former Sen. Ted Stevens, killed in a plane crash on Monday, helped create a program that gives ANCs a leg up on federal contracts.

Less Is More

Swing voters increasingly think government is doing too much.

House passes border security bill

Despite opposition, chamber approves emergency $600 million spending bill to beef up security along U.S.-Mexican border.

Commerce reports $1.6 billion savings for decennial census

Officials attribute savings to good management and aggressive advertising.

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Pentagon abandons insourcing effort

Defense Secretary Gates says the initiative did not produce the savings he anticipated.

From Nextgov.com: Agencies could be prone to new kind of sophisticated cyberattack

The government should watch out for “man-in-the-browser” attacks that have been used to steal money from financial institutions, security expert says.

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Gates announces major cuts at Defense

Pentagon will eliminate three organizations plus eliminate contractors, 150 senior executives and 50 flag officers.

Senators are worried about counterfeit Defense supplies

Two recent reports finding vulnerabilities in the Pentagon’s ability to detect and prevent fakes spark concern.

Lawmaker seeks cap on federal workforce growth

Move could increase outsourcing and federal spending, union leaders and Democratic lawmakers say.

Industry group fears publicizing contractor database could backfire

Professional Services Council argues opening FAPIIS could improperly influence the bidding process and lead to disclosure of proprietary information.

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