At 92, Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., remains a formidable opponent of Senate rule changes.
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Watchdog wonders how the Federal Protective Service will pay, hire and train new employees.
Proposal would just move funds from "one pocket to the other," Education committee chairman says.
Under a bipartisan House bill, federal managers would get more training on such issues as conducting performance reviews.
Advocacy group wants data it claims will shed light on whether a space program partner is meeting small business subcontracting goals.
Michael R. Bromwich pursued misconduct and corruption cases as Justice Department inspector general.
Lawmakers say eliminating the liability cap is necessary even if the oil company agrees to put $20 billion in an escrow account.
Contracting professionals suggest they can cut their budgets 30 percent by making acquisition operations more efficient.
Public meeting later this month will provide an opportunity to discuss giving small firms more government gigs.
Social Security, Office of Personnel Management and other benefits to be sent electronically.