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Senator demands answers on firing of AmeriCorps IG

Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, threatens to place holds on nominees if administration does not respond to questions about Gerald Walpin.

Democrat seeks vote on debt panel deal

Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana is one of 15 lawmakers looking at a must-pass increase in the federal debt ceiling as leverage for action on commission proposal.

Procurement nominee stresses importance of building acquisition workforce

Daniel Gordon is a “broadly supported, uncontroversial nomination,” says Senate chairman.

Senate is moving on Military Construction-VA measure

The total funding in the measure is $7.1 billion over the $126.8 billion provided in fiscal 2009.

GSA aims to improve procurement process through social media

A new initiative invites suggestions to improve federal acquisitions online.

HHS use of funds for health reform campaign falls into question

Form letter could be considered propaganda designed to influence legislation, analysts find.

Senate approves Commerce-Justice-Science spending bill, appoints conferees

The $64.9 billion legislation includes $27.38 billion for the Justice Department.

TSA report: Lawmaker erupted in flap over airport screening

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, used profanity when passenger screeners insisted he go through body-imaging scanner.

Former Defense acquisition chief warns against ‘global war on contractors’

A quota system for hiring or insourcing is not a good way to bolster the acquisition workforce, Jacques Gansler says.

Senate leader aims for MilCon-VA passage Tuesday

For the first time, the bill includes pre-approved appropriations for the VA's medical programs.

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