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OPM suspends portion of contract for electronic retirement system

Agency orders contractor to stop work on electronic retirement calculator.

Congress pursues dual paths on contracting oversight

House pushes aggressive strategy while Senate appears ready to take a step back.

FDA won't meet deadline for food safety registry

Agency expects to implement electronic portal tracking tainted food incidents around spring 2009 at the earliest.

Acting GSA chief says relationship with inspector general is on the mend

Procurement observers predict aggressive oversight from inspectors general, Congress will continue during the next year.

Contract spending could drop more than 10 percent in 2009

Sluggish economy, growing deficit, a lack of procurement expertise contribute to downward trend, research firm predicts.

A Punishing Mood

Voters are clearly still very upset with Republicans and don't seem to have finished venting their spleens.

House members create caucus to fight contracting abuse

Group might aim to counteract many members' belief that the administration's failure to stop contracting abuses and waste necessitates quick passage of new restrictions.

TSA contracting exemption to end next month

Agency will have to follow Federal Acquisition Regulation beginning June 23.

Mars lander communications successfully linked

NASA uses system of more than 100,000 lines of software code to direct Phoenix spacecraft and explore the Red Planet .

CMS clears hurdles to collaborate with Food and Drug Administration on drugs

The two agencies will share access to a database containing comprehensive information about the safety and side effects of prescription drugs.