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Shutdown preparations begin

April 5, 2011 This story has been updated. With less than three days before the current fiscal 2011 continuing resolution expires, the Office of Management and Budget has instructed agency leaders to begin prepping their workforce for a potential government shutdown. "We are encouraging you to communicate with senior managers throughout your organizations...

Unions rally troops to head off shutdown

April 4, 2011 With the government facing a looming shutdown this Friday, federal labor unions are encouraging employees to contact their representatives in Congress on Tuesday and urge passage of a fiscal 2011 budget -- without severe cuts to agency services. The National Treasury Employees Union and the National Federation of Federal Employees,...

Contracting preferences for Alaska native corporations under threat

April 1, 2011 Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., once again took aim at contracting preferences for certain corporations owned by native Alaskans, arguing the program is wasteful and rife with abuse. The senator this week introduced a measure that would put Alaska native corporations on equal procurement footing with other companies operating in the...

Politics and FOIA combine for combustible mix at hearing

March 31, 2011 The top House oversight leader accused the Homeland Security Department of employing "Nixonian" tactics in allegedly screening Freedom of Information Act requests for processing based on political considerations. In a heated and highly partisan hearing on Thursday, Republican lawmakers repeatedly accused DHS officials of delaying or obstructing potentially embarrassing documents...

Former OSC Scott Bloch sentenced to one month in prison

March 31, 2011 Ending a long-running saga dating back six years, a federal district court judge on Wednesday sentenced Scott Bloch, the former head of the government's independent whistleblower protection agency under President George W. Bush, to one month in jail for withholding information from Congress. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson also sentenced Bloch,...

SBA considering mandating set-asides on multiple award contracts

March 30, 2011 NEW YORK CITY--The federal government finally could reach its goal of awarding 23 percent of all contract dollars to small businesses by allowing, and possibly mandating, agencies to set aside orders against the General Services Administration's Multiple Awards Schedule and other indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contracts, according to a senior Small...

Defense employees bear heavy burden in efficiency plan

March 29, 2011 The Defense Department will save $25 billion by freezing personnel levels and salaries of military civilians, but only $6 billion by reducing its reliance on service support contractors, a top Pentagon official testified on Tuesday. As part of a departmentwide efficiency initiative, military service agencies have identified roughly $100 billion...

Pentagon resists automatic suspension of indicted contractors

March 28, 2011 Mandatory suspension or debarment of indicted contractors could have a "chilling effect" on contractor relations, the Defense Department's top acquisition official told the Commission on Wartime Contracting on Monday. In February, the congressionally chartered commission released an interim report on how the department could reduce waste, fraud and abuse through...

Union demands concessions in the event of a government shutdown

March 25, 2011 If Congress fails to pass another spending bill and the government shuts down early next month, furloughed federal employees ought to receive retroactive administrative leave, continued health care benefits and the opportunity to seek temporary employment elsewhere, according to guidance a federal employee union issued on Thursday. With the Obama...

Intelligence community calls for clearer organizational conflict-of-interest rules

March 24, 2011 The intelligence community is in need of clarity on the often-scattershot rules surrounding organizational conflict of interests for industry contractors, according to a white paper issued this month by a research group focused on national security. A task force formed by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, an organization of...

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