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House chairman asks agencies to probe Blackwater

At issue is whether the company can declare that its security guards are independent contractors, not employees.

March 11, 2008 Leave a comment

Democrats pledge to raise issue of Iraq waste, mismanagement

Senate appropriators suggested they would use the information to fight Bush's $102.5 billion supplemental request for the war.

March 11, 2008 Leave a comment

Senate budget would boost advance appropriations by $4 billion

Fiscal 2009 budget resolution estimates total discretionary spending is $22 billion more than President Bush's proposal.

March 10, 2008 Leave a comment

Senator condemns Army response to unsafe water in Iraq

A March 7 inspector general report says former Halliburton subsidiary did not follow Army standards on water quality.

March 10, 2008 Leave a comment

Draft rule clarifies government’s procurement priorities with respect to small business

Proposal spells out no preference exists when awarding contracts among disadvantaged businesses.

March 10, 2008 Leave a comment

Senate Democrats approve budget on partisan vote

Bush has said he will veto any fiscal 2009 appropriations bills that exceed his overall spending target.

March 7, 2008 Leave a comment

Panel questions e-procurement’s effects on small businesses

House committee skeptical of e-Travel initiative, reverse auctions.

March 7, 2008 Leave a comment

House panels seek info on FBI data collection programs

The FBI requested $12 million for information analysis center in fiscal 2008.

March 7, 2008 Leave a comment

FEMA to take over mass care role formerly held by Red Cross

GAO finds agency’s expanded role is appropriate, but raises concerns.

March 7, 2008 Leave a comment

Army says it needs up to $260 billion per year

That’s about half the total requested by the Pentagon for 2009.

March 7, 2008 Leave a comment