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Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., has sought to create a contractor performance database.

Lawmakers chop up major contracting reform legislation

Provisions are tacked onto broader measures as stand-alone acquisition bills languish in committee.

From Nextgov.com: IRS finds unauthorized Web servers connected to its networks

Unknown servers are passed over for security patches, leaving agency networks open to attack , IG reports.

Appropriators foresee tough times if McCain wins White House

GOP standard-bearer has pledged to veto bills that include wasteful earmarks.

From Nextgov.com: GAO: More work needed to ensure Census handheld computers work

The bureau must develop performance benchmarks to increase the likelihood the devices will operate as planned.

Trouble, Trouble, Trouble

The new president will face a multitude of problems, but likely will have a hard time accomplishing more than three or four big things in his first term.

Gustav response highlights Army’s improvement in disaster communications

The service has turned to mobile command vehicles built from the ground up to coordinate better with first responders in the wake of Hurricane Gustav.

For GOP, a second chance at disaster management

In New Orleans in April, John McCain vowed that the "terrible and disgraceful" response to Katrina "will never, ever again happen."

Gustav forces changes to GOP convention

McCain puts focus on federal hurricane response rather than celebration of his nomination.

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Obama calls for end of '20th century bureaucracy'

Democratic nominee’s pledge to make federal programs “work better and cost less” echoes effort launched by President Clinton.

Interior set to issue new military support services contract

National Business Center unit will manage the Military One Source pact, expected to be awarded by the end of the year.