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Security contractor group looks beyond Blackwater controversy

October 30, 2007 For the past several months, the International Peace Operations Association has been thrust under the shadow of its now former member, the private security contractor Blackwater USA. When Blackwater guards shot and killed 17 Iraqi civilians, the media turned to the 6-year-old association for the industry's perspective. And when the...

Travel policies temporarily loosened in Southern California

October 25, 2007 Federal employees traveling for work near the scene of the almost two-dozen wildfires raging through Southern California no longer have to worry as much about how much money they spend on lodging and meals or the type of gas they put in their car. On Wednesday, the General Services Administration...

House panel chair accuses Blackwater of tax evasion

October 22, 2007 The Democrats' top House investigator has turned up the heat on Blackwater USA, accusing the embattled security company of evading millions of dollars in taxes from its contracts in Iraq. In the past four days, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has issued...

Interagency contract use expected to decline

October 19, 2007 The use of interagency contracting vehicles may decline in the coming months as many large federal agencies, including the Defense Department, look inward for their major procurement needs, several top acquisition executives said earlier this week. Speaking Wednesday at a panel discussion hosted by the Government Electronics and Information Technology...

Survey indicates dissatisfaction with government management

October 16, 2007 Nearly 90 percent of Americans believe the federal government does a poor job spending taxpayer dollars and managing its programs efficiently, according to a new online survey. The results of the "America Inc." survey, conducted in August by Primavera Systems, a software firm based in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., and O'Keefe...

Changes to Air Force IT contract could benefit new vendors

October 15, 2007 Proposed changes to the Air Force's marquee contract vehicle could prove to be a financial boon for a handful of product and solutions providers, according to a pair of industry reports. The Air Force plans to split the second version of its $9-billion Network Centric Solutions contract into three parts:...

State Department downplays report of security contractor drawdown

October 11, 2007 The State Department is playing down a report that it is considering phasing out its use of security guards in Iraq and canceling its contract with Blackwater USA. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that a drawdown of security contractors is an option being considered by a commission that began operating...

House votes to halt debt collection outsourcing at IRS

October 10, 2007 The House voted Wednesday to block a controversial program that allows private sector collection agencies to help the Internal Revenue Service recoup some outstanding tax debts. After a fierce debate on the floor, members passed the Tax Collection Responsibility Act (H.R. 3056) by a vote of 232-173, which fell primarily...

Lawmaker demands records on fired Blackwater employee

October 9, 2007 A key House Democrat wants the State Department to explain how a former Blackwater USA employee, accused in the shooting death of a guard for the Iraqi vice president, was reportedly hired by a Defense Department contractor only weeks later. On Friday, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., chairman of the House...

Former building security contractor pleads guilty to bribery

October 4, 2007 The former owner of a Maryland security firm pleaded guilty Wednesday to lavishing an ex-General Services Administration contracting officer with shopping bags filled with cash and an expensive Caribbean cruise in exchange for federal contracts worth more than $130 million. Michael Holiday, 50, of Silver Spring, Md., admitted in U.S....

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