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Performance-based contracts found to be risky for industry

Research group says companies face higher bid and proposal costs and may have a harder time pleasing agencies.

Officials admit they misjudged difficulty of virtual fence work

The Homeland Security Department program already has been delayed more than four months, prompting concern on Capitol Hill.

Reconsidering Giuliani

The former New York mayor’s chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination appear better than they did at the outset.

Bush war request quickly figures into spending fracas

Democrats criticize the president for bringing this year’s war requests to almost $200 billion, while arguing an extra $20 billion for domestic priorities is unaffordable.

Administration touts progress in managing tech investments

Number of projects on list reflecting planning weaknesses has decreased 61 percent in the past seven months.

Report: Contracting workforce needs more training

Skills gaps are likely to be made worse by upcoming retirements, survey of competencies indicates.

Forward Observer: Improvised Explosive Oversight

The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is on a mission to expose government waste, fraud and abuse.

State Department urged to improve evacuation training

Exercises involving officers posted overseas should take place more often and be more realistic, GAO says.

House panel chair accuses Blackwater of tax evasion

Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., requests a host of documents on the security contractor’s business dealings, contract awards.

Oversight body looks into complaints against State IG

President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency is conducting an initial review of claims the IG interfered with investigations of contractor fraud and waste.