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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.

Energy scrambles to meet deadline for obligating stimulus money

Recovery Act funds could expire before all awards are made in two major fossil energy projects, IG says.

Former Hill investigator nominated for CIA inspector general

David B. Buckley has more than 30 years of experience in military and intelligence issues and federal oversight.

Senate sends 13 nominations back to White House

Nominees, including Medicare chief and Customs and Border Protection commissioner, will have to be sent to the Hill again.

Senators call for improved Medicaid oversight

GAO finds Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is inconsistently reviewing whether state payment rates are actuarially sound.

USPS posts $3.5 billion third quarter loss

Workforce cuts and push for fewer delivery days will continue, officials say.

GAO rejects union’s privatization protest

Decision clears way for a contractor to assume control of food service at six Air Force bases.

Gen. Craig McKinley, chief of the National Guard Bureau, wants decision-makers to understand the Guard’s value.

National Guard pushes for more resources

A report says greater investment in the reserve force provides a solution to the Pentagon’s fiscal woes.

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