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GAO: Homeland Security lacks adequate workforce for performance-based acquisitions

Half of the major service contracts studied experienced cost overruns, schedule delays or did not meet expectations.

From NextGov.com: NAPA launches collaboration Web site

The Collaboration Project aims to attract leaders to use interactive social tools "to solve government's complex problems."

GSA’s draft acquisition system guidelines aim for standardization

Agency hopes the new rules will promote financial system compatibility and further automation of the contracting process.

Contractors' offshore tax havens under more scrutiny

House Dems urge Treasury secretary to back legislation requiring overseas subsidiaries of U.S. contractors to be treated as American employers for the purpose of payroll taxes.

Panel sinks Navy's $2.5B request for DDG-1000 destroyer

The move essentially puts an indefinite hold on one of the Navy's biggest modernization programs.

House Oversight Committee clears measure to sell excess federal properties

Bill would increase incentives for the federal government to unload an estimated $18 billion worth of unneeded property.

Scott Bloch

FBI seizes Doan, Rice case files in raid of OSC chief's office

Raid is latest step in long investigation of Special Counsel Scott Bloch, who heads the independent office that enforces workplace laws at federal agencies.

Panelists press Congress to rewrite law governing federal disaster response

FEMA needs more flexibility and special provisions to handle catastrophic events, say forum participants.

FBI search, leaked documents lead to renewed calls for ousting of Scott Bloch

Investigation into the head of the Office of Special Counsel appears to be focused on potential obstruction of justice charges against him and the possibility he lied to Congress last year.

The Rev. Kamikaze

The race that seemed to be over may not be over, thanks to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.