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Navy to put 6,000 jobs up for competition

July 27, 2000 gcahlink@govexec.com The Navy has announced that nearly 6,000 military and civilian jobs will be opened to commercial competition under its fiscal 2000 outsourcing plan. "As the [Navy] seeks ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness, reduce the overall cost of operations and improve business processes, we are fully exploring opportunities for...

Changes in FAIR Act unlikely this year

July 20, 2000 gcahlink@govexec.com Congress is unlikely to consider legislation this year that could lead to opening thousands of additional federal jobs to private-sector competition, according to Sen. Craig Thomas, R-Wyo. Thomas has proposed legislation that would tighten the 1998 Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act. That law requires agencies to annually review...

DoD may use FAIR Act to guide A-76 decisions

July 19, 2000 gcahlink@govexec.com The Defense Department may use annual job inventories compiled under the 1998 Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act as a guide for deciding what department jobs should be opened to private-sector competition, said Randall Yim, the Pentagon's privatization chief. "We must set some tough out-year targets and savings goals [for...

Defense authorization bill passes in Senate

July 14, 2000 gcahlink@govexec.com The Senate approved a $310 billion fiscal 2001 Defense authorization bill Thursday that increases procurement spending and addresses a host of civilian and military personnel issues. The bill, which was approved 97 to 3, would increase military spending by $19 billion over fiscal 2000. The Senate added $4.5 billion...

Marines to open jobs to commercial competition

July 12, 2000 gcahlink@govexec.com The Marine Corps will open 664 civilian and military jobs to commercial competition in fiscal 2000, said Jerry Stark, Marine Corps deputy director for installation reform. Stark said 582 civilian and 82 military facility maintenance jobs at Marine Corp installations in Hawaii; Twentynine Palms, Calif.; Parris Island, S.C.; and...

Air Force awards contract without A-76

July 11, 2000 gcahlink@govexec.com A federal court will allow the Air Force to contract out more than 300 federal jobs at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., to a Native American contractor without a job competition. On June 30, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Ricardo Urbina rejected a request from...

Army awards housing privatization pact

July 10, 2000 gcahlink@govexec.com The Army has awarded a private housing developer an initial contract to own and operate housing at the service's largest base in Fort Hood, Texas that could be worth as much $4 billion over the next 50 years. The deal is among the largest housing privatization projects planned by...

Army privatizes logistics, seeks new system

July 7, 2000 Having privatized the Army's current logistics system operations, Computer Sciences Corp. and the service are now seeking bids from top information technology contractors to design the Army's future logistics system. "We are going to buy a commercial service that will allow us to keep pace with the marketplace," said Larry...

Outsourcing bills gain ground on Capitol Hill

July 6, 2000 Congress is weighing several proposals that could alter the future of federal outsourcing efforts-including a ban on contracting out additional jobs until savings can be shown. The Senate recently passed legislation that would create a panel to determine whether federal privatization rules should be changed, and House lawmakers are weighing...

Agencies turn in latest round of outsourcing lists

July 3, 2000 By George Cahlink gcahlink@govexec.com Federal agencies were under orders to turn in lists of federal jobs that could be performed by contractors to the Office of Management and Budget by the end of last week, but critics say the Clinton administration isn't taking the law seriously. The lists are required...

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