In the next six months, Democrats want to pass the fiscal 2010 spending bills, overhaul the healthcare and financial regulatory systems and perhaps tackle immigration reform.
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Unless the situation is brought under control, other spending will get squeezed, analysts say.
More federal agencies want the greater security and sophisticated technology the huge telecom contract provides .
Agency acquisition chief says if service doesn't receive enough money in fiscal 2010 to pay contractor fees, it will mean delays in modernization plans.
President Obama's technology-focused policies stand to infuse chief information officers with more authority and influence.
Agencies must document performance evaluations for vendors that win awards off GSA schedules.
The public likes President Obama but reserves the right to worry about the price tag of his goals.
New agency would have the power to impose fines and refer for criminal prosecution those engaging in unfair, deceptive or abusive acts.
Despite OMB guidance, agencies’ approaches to paying contractors for performance still vary widely.
Group studying Federal Supply Schedules program says vendors should not be obligated to offer government lowest prices.