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Lawmakers face big agenda, tight calendar

In the next six months, Democrats want to pass the fiscal 2010 spending bills, overhaul the healthcare and financial regulatory systems and perhaps tackle immigration reform.

Entitlement programs put growing pressure on the budget

Unless the situation is brought under control, other spending will get squeezed, analysts say.

From Nextgov.com: Agencies seek cloud computing services on Networx

More federal agencies want the greater security and sophisticated technology the huge telecom contract provides .

Army concerned by termination fees

Agency acquisition chief says if service doesn't receive enough money in fiscal 2010 to pay contractor fees, it will mean delays in modernization plans.

Federal CIOs are key to Obama's change agenda

President Obama's technology-focused policies stand to infuse chief information officers with more authority and influence.

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Rule requires more reporting of contractors’ past performance

Agencies must document performance evaluations for vendors that win awards off GSA schedules.

Bargain Hunters

The public likes President Obama but reserves the right to worry about the price tag of his goals.

Administration pitches consumer protection overhaul

New agency would have the power to impose fines and refer for criminal prosecution those engaging in unfair, deceptive or abusive acts.

GAO: Agencies need to do more to ensure proper use of contractor award fees

Despite OMB guidance, agencies’ approaches to paying contractors for performance still vary widely.

From Nextgov.com: Advisory panel recommends GSA ax price reduction clause

Group studying Federal Supply Schedules program says vendors should not be obligated to offer government lowest prices.