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Senate tees up Defense spending bill

Appropriations Committee chairman says he hopes to bring the bill to the floor as early as Wednesday.

Small business reps accuse big contractors of pulling a ‘bait-and-switch’

Large companies are using small firms to help develop bids and then cutting them loose before they can reap their fair share of the resulting work, officials say.

Trade group concerned about insourcing mandate

Professional Services Council says contractor jobs are being shifted in-house without measuring cost or best value.

House to take up stopgap spending bill

Continuing resolution is expected to run through the end of October.

Swine flu vaccine looks promising for children

Early results show strong response in most children aged 10 to 17 who received one dose of vaccine.

IG blasts management of Energy’s classified information network

National Nuclear Security Administration program lacks capacity to handle required data.

Government management of real property improves slightly, report says

Since fiscal 2004, agencies have disposed of more than $8 billion in unnecessary assets, according to administration nominee.

From Nextgov.com: TSA employees are well-informed on privacy issues, watchdog says

Automated tools would help the agency better protect personal information stored on computers, IG reports.

Senate approves $122 billion transportation, housing spending bill

Next up is the $32.1 billion Interior-Environment appropriations measure, with more votes expected on Tuesday.

Bill would let firms that outgrow their size status retain set-aside contracts

Lawmaker says existing regulations punish small businesses for success, but critics question the motive behind the proposal.