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OPM suspension of electronic retirement calculator blamed on contractor shortcomings

In a recent round of testing, agency says, only five of 61 functions passed.

May 30, 2008 Leave a comment

Defense seeks to reprogram funds to cover Army shortfalls

Without supplemental funding, Gates predicts furloughs and suspension of pay.

May 29, 2008 Leave a comment

Aviation groups push agenda as FAA reauthorization stalls

Collective bargaining for air traffic controllers is among legislative priorities.

May 29, 2008 Leave a comment

House-passed bill would ramp up IED office oversight

A separate but related provision in the bill would place more emphasis on irregular warfare by creating an assistant secretary of Defense post.

May 29, 2008 Leave a comment

Survey shows airport screening, delays hurting economy

Nearly one third of travelers avoided at least one flight during the last year due to problems with the air travel process, including government screening.

May 29, 2008 Leave a comment

OPM suspends portion of contract for electronic retirement system

Agency orders contractor to stop work on electronic retirement calculator.

May 29, 2008 Leave a comment

Congress pursues dual paths on contracting oversight

House pushes aggressive strategy while Senate appears ready to take a step back.

May 29, 2008 Leave a comment

FDA won't meet deadline for food safety registry

Agency expects to implement electronic portal tracking tainted food incidents around spring 2009 at the earliest.

May 28, 2008 Leave a comment

Acting GSA chief says relationship with inspector general is on the mend

Procurement observers predict aggressive oversight from inspectors general, Congress will continue during the next year.

May 28, 2008 Leave a comment

Contract spending could drop more than 10 percent in 2009

Sluggish economy, growing deficit, a lack of procurement expertise contribute to downward trend, research firm predicts.

May 28, 2008 Leave a comment