Agency issued a draft rule earlier this week, saying it is considering radio-frequency identification that can be read by machines from 30 feet.
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Initiative follows recent industry and congressional attention to backlog of patent applications and overburdened examiners.
Program management office is almost fully staffed, but relies heavily on contractors and lacks plans to fill future gaps, GAO says.
But several agencies have yet to properly address how they will reduce backlogs of requests, Justice report states.
Amount of authority the consolidated acquisition office will have over regional offices is not settled.
Some agencies have failed to track data breaches or notify the affected individuals, House committee finds.
Group will review agencies that use "creative" buying services, and issue a best practices guide.
Some information management offices have lost more than a third of their employees since public-private contest began.
Site could eventually include features so businesses can customize it.
Web site will consolidate agencies’ efforts to unload unwanted assets.