Defense officials say inadequate staff levels, training, controls and leadership are to blame.
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Legislation would only allow certain officials to discuss ongoing investigations, in an attempt to shield the Justice Department’s independence.
Substantial differences remain between House and Senate over language on contract negotiations and funding.
Procurement leaders are using direct hiring authority, dangling benefits such as telecommuting before job candidates, and expanding their searches beyond the Beltway.
Inspector general report on extravagant spending at Justice Department events triggers curiosity about Homeland Security expenditures.
Contractors claim they were retaliated against for exposing fraud and mismanagement of Iraq projects.
Given the tricky politics of Iraq, even routine legislation like a continuing resolution is proving a difficult discussion.
Number of projects on OMB management watch list has decreased, but watchdog agency says figures may be understated.
Chuck Conner says that as deputy secretary, he was already involved in decision-making and discussions over the farm bill.
Processing delays likely to continue as long as the nation is at war, says Jim Nicholson.