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Lawmakers appalled by scale of contract fraud in Iraq

Defense officials say inadequate staff levels, training, controls and leadership are to blame.

Panel votes to limit Justice-White House communications

Legislation would only allow certain officials to discuss ongoing investigations, in an attempt to shield the Justice Department’s independence.

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House passes FAA reauthorization bill

Substantial differences remain between House and Senate over language on contract negotiations and funding.

Recruiting remains a key concern for acquisition chiefs

Procurement leaders are using direct hiring authority, dangling benefits such as telecommuting before job candidates, and expanding their searches beyond the Beltway.

Lawmaker seeks data on DHS conference spending

Inspector general report on extravagant spending at Justice Department events triggers curiosity about Homeland Security expenditures.

Senate Dems hear whistleblower claims of abuse

Contractors claim they were retaliated against for exposing fraud and mismanagement of Iraq projects.

Plans for stopgap spending bill complicated by Iraq funding

Given the tricky politics of Iraq, even routine legislation like a continuing resolution is proving a difficult discussion.

Lawmaker suggests cutting losses on mismanaged IT projects

Number of projects on OMB management watch list has decreased, but watchdog agency says figures may be understated.

Acting USDA chief sees 'seamless transition'

Chuck Conner says that as deputy secretary, he was already involved in decision-making and discussions over the farm bill.

Outgoing VA head cites slow progress on claims backlog

Processing delays likely to continue as long as the nation is at war, says Jim Nicholson.