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Contractor workforce grows as civil service shrinks

The government’s “shadow workforce” of contractors grew by 727,000 positions between 1999 and 2002, while the civil service got smaller, according to a new estimate by the Brookings Institution.

Report spawns rethinking about NASA's reliance on contractors

The report on the space shuttle Columbia disaster is raising serious questions about NASA's heavy reliance on contractors to perform its mission.

Longtime AFGE member elected to lead union

Delegates of the American Federation of Government Employees, the largest federal employee union, elected a new president Wednesday night, ousting two-term president Bobby Harnage.