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House GOP eager to strip debarment provision from contracting bill

Controversial amendment could prevent some major contractors from earning future government work, critics say.

March 21, 2008 Leave a comment

Contract award protests charging conflicts of interest on the rise

As agencies rely more on outside contractors to evaluate bids, GAO sees more complaints about bias.

March 21, 2008 Leave a comment

Passport system breach highlights shortcomings in agency privacy practices

House chairman seeks names of State Department contractors fired for inappropriately accessing presidential candidates’ files.

March 21, 2008 Leave a comment

Public satisfaction with e-government hits lowest level since 2005

Rising user expectations rather than a decline in service could account for lower score.

March 20, 2008 Leave a comment

On the sea and in the air, military bills come due

Air Force planes and Navy ships are reaching the end of their work lives, but current conflicts pinch new purchases.

March 20, 2008 Leave a comment

Groups urge court to end use of national security letters

Filing comes one week after report revealed flawed and possibly illegal use of the security letters by the FBI.

March 20, 2008 Leave a comment

Senators urge appropriators to add $350M for science

Money would be added to the upcoming fiscal 2008 war supplemental spending bill.

March 20, 2008 Leave a comment

Despite proclamations, earmarks continue

Flood of requests crashed committee's system, extending deadline into next week.

March 20, 2008 Leave a comment

Navy must start asking Congress for more money, says analyst

The service has been mum on extra funding needs for shipbuilding; inaccurate cost estimates are undermining credibility with lawmakers.

March 20, 2008 Leave a comment

Analysts urge fine-tuning of performance measurement systems

Effort to link results to budget decisions questioned.

March 19, 2008 Leave a comment