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'Buy American' dispute stalls delivery of 1,000 military trucks

Champion of restrictions says the Army is not interpreting new limits on metals from foreign suppliers correctly, and could get a temporary waiver.

September 28, 2007 Leave a comment

Steady funding, staffing urged for executive boards

Groups can play a key role in crisis, but support and expectations need to be clear, panelists say at hearing.

September 28, 2007 Leave a comment

Critics not satisfied by naming of Pentagon management chief

Proponents of the position say it needs to be occupied by an official who can give it his or her full attention.

September 28, 2007 Leave a comment

Blackwater executive to testify before House panel

Oversight hearing will focus on the role of private security contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan.

September 28, 2007 Leave a comment

Dems lay groundwork for challenging Bush over vetoes

Senate majority leader says he intends to send President Bush three spending bills in the coming weeks and “see what he does with them.”

September 28, 2007 Leave a comment

House Dems weigh delay for extra war funding

Democrats are frustrated by impasse on overall spending levels for fiscal 2008, and the lack of specificity in the White House’s amended war budget.

September 27, 2007 Leave a comment

Panelists say bias a barrier for minority-owned contractors

A lack of accountability, contract bundling and preferences for Alaska native firms are also cited as obstacles facing small companies seeking federal work.

September 27, 2007 Leave a comment

Bill unveiled to address ‘nightmare’ of Iraqi refugees

Legislation would require the Homeland Security and State departments to expedite processing and streamline screening.

September 27, 2007 Leave a comment

State Department accused of stonewalling congressional panel

Agency is hindering investigations into corruption in Iraq and the controversial security firm Blackwater USA, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., says.

September 26, 2007 Leave a comment

FDA official says agency needs more policing power

Position differs from that in proposal from presidential advisory group, which stayed within the framework of the agency’s current resources and authorities.

September 26, 2007 Leave a comment