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Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., sponsored the legislation.

House overhauls acquisition of Defense services, technology

Bill requires the Pentagon to tie acquisition employees’ salary increases and other incentives to performance.

Hanging On

A party in power these days seems like a rodeo cowboy riding an angry bronco.

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OMB seeks input on changes to ‘inherently governmental’ definition

Procurement chief Daniel Gordon asks industry leaders for reaction to proposed contracting guidelines.

Deficit reduction commission has first meeting

Republicans are worried Democrats are using the panel as a front to raise taxes.

White House chef confesses: Obama garden not so green

Sam Kass says organic certification is unnecessary because the main purpose of the garden is to educate people on healthy eating.

Army surgeon general notes concern about drugs prescribed to wounded soldiers

Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker defends overall quality of care at warrior transition units after reports of addiction in New York Times .

Republicans agree to keep an open mind on deficit reduction

Democrats on the commission say no ideas should be forbidden from consideration.

Former special counsel pleads guilty

Scott Bloch will be sentenced on July 20 for withholding information from congressional investigators.

From Nextgov.com: Many Americans surfing for hard facts about government

Pew researchers were impressed that 40 percent of the public has used the Internet to find raw government data , spending statistics, policy statements and campaign contributions.

Administration weighs response to Arizona immigration law

Homeland Security secretary says law could hurt enforcement efforts by undermining trust in immigrant communities.

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