Language requiring full and open competition for all contracts could prevent the designation of work for small firms, official says.
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Agency chief says he is waiting for a presidential panel’s recommendations on improving safety.
Top Democrat on Homeland Security panel seeks GAO review; ranking member already convinced overhaul is necessary.
Commission split over possible contract extension, considers bringing operation in-house.
Agency chief defends deputy for sending out an officewide e-mail that staff and lawmakers have called intimidating.
Bill authorizes $250 million in relief funds for the state of Minnesota to use in the repairs of the Interstate-35W bridge.
Interior inspector general questioned about interactions between scientists and policy-makers.
Senators are making a similar effort; witnesses at hearing say changes would bring greater transparency, more competition.
Measure encourages maximum competition and limits length of non-competitive contracts awarded under exceptional circumstances.
Large numbers of House member retirements concentrated in one party would be telling.