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EPA may refuse to deliver ozone papers to Waxman

Agency administrator says he needs to ensure that staff can provide comments and recommendations candidly and without fear of retribution.

Defense authorization bill mandates Army contracting reforms

Committee also wants OMB to set governmentwide definition of “inherently governmental” work.

From Nextgov.com: Cost of cybersecurity initiative is triple its first estimate, panel reports

The development of the National Cybersecurity Initiative also is too secretive, removing a deterrence to attack U.S. networks, Senate committee charges.

Key Dems seek to withhold funding for DHS satellite office

Lawmakers remain "extremely concerned" about agency plan to open office that would coordinate how federal, state and local officials access satellite technology.

From Nextgov.com: Cyber criminals overseas steal U.S electronic health records

Identity theft crime wave could imperil patient safety and cost Medicare millions of dollars .

Bill would give National Archives greater reach in electronic records management

Archivists however worry about becoming pariahs if presidents see them as internal-affairs investigators.

Consulting firm says sale of government operations won’t affect business

Corporation, contracts and clients will remain the same, says Booz Allen Hamilton spokeswoman.

Independent estimate cuts cost of Census contract almost in half

MITRE projects price tag of $681 million for handheld data collection computers.

Contractors, insurance firms gouging taxpayers, panel says

House committee chairman plans to introduce legislation that would change the Defense Department's practice of allowing contractors to negotiate their own deals on workers compensation insurance.

Legislative amendment would suspend competitive sourcing at Defense

Provision added to authorization bill during markup puts three-year cap on A-76 competitions.