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Foreign contractors could face prosecution in U.S. courts

Senate committee approves bill that would subject overseas firms to civil and criminal proceedings in the United States.

House approves improper payment legislation

Bill would require federal government to recover almost $100 billion paid out in error.

From Nextgov.com: GSA chief outlines IT spending to House appropriators

Integrating databases, improving public websites and developing an online application agencies can use to track greenhouse gas emissions are part of a double-digit increase in the agency’s fiscal 2011 budget request.

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.

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