Defense lacks a clear understanding of its gaps in language and regional expertise, GAO says.
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Seasonal workers don’t receive the same benefits as their permanent counterparts, witnesses say.
Fewer and fewer lawmakers remain in the middle of the road, where consensus and compromise form.
Defense officials are aiming for 2-3 percent savings annually through more efficient purchasing.
Focus will shift from data collection to using performance information to achieve better results.
Probe comes in response to IG findings that outdated records system led to hundreds of graves being misidentified, unmarked.
Senate's longest-serving member was one of the most influential lawmakers of his era.
Collective bargaining is top priority for groups seeking to represent 40,000 agency employees.
But Congress could pass language that contractors worry could foster arbitrary insourcing rather than support strategic cost-analysis.
At public meeting, entrepreneurs, advocates call for reduced bundling and strengthened oversight of small business programs.