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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.

ICE chief urges lawmakers to tour detention facilities

Julie Myers on Friday defended how her agency treats illegal immigrants being held in facilities across the country.

House chairman blasts VA move to set up panel on soldier suicides

Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., instead calls for “immediate action” to provide mental health evaluations for discharged service members.

Committee accuses DHS of double-counting small business figures

House Homeland Security panel wants greater oversight of how agency disperses its contracting funds.

Senate gives FDA $265 million in Defense supplemental ’08 funding

Funds would expand agency’s inspections of foreign drug plants and food products, but faces Bush veto.