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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

Arbitrator rules for union in dispute with IRS

Management rights don’t outweigh the need to bargain, arbitrator finds.

September 26, 2007 Leave a comment

House passes stopgap funding bill to keep agencies open

Maneuvering for language condemning recent ad by anti-war group comes amid partisan rhetoric over slow progress on annual spending bills.

September 26, 2007 Leave a comment

Talks under way on hearing for attorney general nominee

Despite uncertainty over whether a senator’s concerns will be addressed, there appears to be a growing expectation that the nomination will be considered.

September 26, 2007 Leave a comment

Don’t Count Her Out

There’s not much evidence to back the claim that Hillary Clinton has no shot of becoming president.

September 25, 2007 Leave a comment

Resignation of DHS deputy prompts questions on Capitol Hill

House Democrat suggests department chief offered misleading testimony earlier this month when he said he thought senior leaders would stay on.

September 25, 2007 Leave a comment

Senate Dems seek probe of wartime contracting

Bipartisan commission would be charged with reviewing nearly all contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

September 25, 2007 Leave a comment