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Pentagon abandons insourcing effort

Defense Secretary Gates says the initiative did not produce the savings he anticipated.

From Nextgov.com: Agencies could be prone to new kind of sophisticated cyberattack

The government should watch out for “man-in-the-browser” attacks that have been used to steal money from financial institutions, security expert says.

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Gates announces major cuts at Defense

Pentagon will eliminate three organizations plus eliminate contractors, 150 senior executives and 50 flag officers.

Senators are worried about counterfeit Defense supplies

Two recent reports finding vulnerabilities in the Pentagon’s ability to detect and prevent fakes spark concern.

Lawmaker seeks cap on federal workforce growth

Move could increase outsourcing and federal spending, union leaders and Democratic lawmakers say.

Industry group fears publicizing contractor database could backfire

Professional Services Council argues opening FAPIIS could improperly influence the bidding process and lead to disclosure of proprietary information.

Energy scrambles to meet deadline for obligating stimulus money

Recovery Act funds could expire before all awards are made in two major fossil energy projects, IG says.

Former Hill investigator nominated for CIA inspector general

David B. Buckley has more than 30 years of experience in military and intelligence issues and federal oversight.

Senate sends 13 nominations back to White House

Nominees, including Medicare chief and Customs and Border Protection commissioner, will have to be sent to the Hill again.

Senators call for improved Medicaid oversight

GAO finds Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is inconsistently reviewing whether state payment rates are actuarially sound.