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New bill would protect contract employees from discrimination and harassment

Legislation increases federal agencies’ liability in whistleblower and bias cases.

White House submits changes to budget request

Recommended increases would be offset with cuts in other parts of the budget.

From Nextgov.com: Bill would increase oversight of federal IT projects

Agencies would have to report on projects experiencing cost increases or delays .

Procurement chief to step down in September

Paul Denett’s departure is the latest in a series of resignations at OMB.

Panel approves bill calling for a federal grants Web site

OMB would be in charge of creating the site.

Senate committee backs measure to reduce payment errors

Bill contains provisions to reward agencies that are doing a good job of recovering improper payments and punish those that aren't making enough progress.

Nomination for top Air Force civilian post stalls

Senator intends to put a hold on the nomination because she is concerned Defense officials have failed to recognize the "gravity" of mistakes in their efforts to acquire aerial refueling tankers.

Panel OKs ban on contracts with felon-owned building security firms

Legislation was introduced after hearings last year revealing that one of the managers at a troubled Washington-area firm hired by the Federal Protective Service had a criminal history.

Homeland Security panel clears procurement bill

Lawmakers want to encourage contractors that don’t usually do business with the government to develop cutting-edge security technology.

House lawmakers reach deal on plan to renew E-Verify

Bill would keep employee vetting program as voluntary, though some states have mandated its use.