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Court puts HUBZone firms at top of small business pecking order

U.S. Court of Federal Claims finds that Historically Underutilized Business Zone companies have priority over 8(a) and veteran-owned firms.

Screening of all U.S.-bound air cargo still years away

Biggest challenge is getting cooperation from the governments of 20 countries where nearly 85 percent of cargo originates, senior official says.

Senate confirms Defense nominees stalled by GOP holds

Republicans cave in after being pressed to explain wartime holds that weren't based on the merits of the candidates for Air Force and acquisition jobs.

Delays plague Energy’s Recovery Act spending

Staffing shortages, confusion over labor rules and environmental assessments have contributed to problems.

IG: Homeland Security isn’t awarding noncompetitive contracts by the book

Lack of market research and acquisition planning could mean DHS isn’t receiving the best value for taxpayers, watchdog says.

Look-alike Census mailings targeted by House measure

Bill takes aim at bogus fliers that could discourage people from returning the authentic forms.

Oversight panel leader slams new KBR contract

Lawmaker wants to know why the Pentagon continues to do business with the company despite faulty electrical work that may have contributed the deaths of 18 service members.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., has been critical of OPM’s reform efforts.

OPM aims to release revised retirement statements by mid-April

Agency is testing new system to fix a glitch in the annuity calculator that affected thousands of retirees.

Provision to fire tax-delinquent federal employees pulled

Republicans claim the majority is protecting federal employees; Democrats urge patience as details are ironed out.

From Nextgov.com: Wiki in the works for sharing safest travel routes in Afghanistan

Network would replace ad hoc Internet communications among nonmilitary personnel with missions in war zone.

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