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Interest groups prepare last-ditch battle over contracting measures

Lawmakers are attempting to enact acquisition mandates by attaching them to the high-priority defense policy bill.

Panel gets static on how to develop first responder system

FCC and Homeland Security are in charge of building the national emergency communications network.

GSA boasts improvements in small business contracting

Agency says it surpassed congressional goals in all but one area; a governmentwide report is still pending.

Senators press for more Hill oversight of anthrax probe

Judiciary Committee chair and ranking member express doubts that federal scientist Bruce Ivins acted alone in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

House panel probes failed Homeland Security contracts

Democrats say taxpayers footed a $15 billion bill for poorly managed acquisitions.

Shot of Excitement

Sarah Palin appears to be an asset to Republicans, but it’s unlikely she’ll be a savior.

Future of bill blocking truck program still up for grabs

The House passed legislation prohibiting future pilot projects involving the controversial Mexican-truck program, but Senate indicates it has no plans to take up the issue.

House leader outlines emerging disaster relief package

Assistance will help those affected by recent hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires.

Air Force: Tanker competition may be delayed for years

Officials say they are working to review the requirements and revamp the acquisition process.

Legacy of program assessment tool unclear

Even opponents of PART say it’s likely to have some lasting and positive effects.