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Bill to target waste in contracting moves to Senate floor

Measure encourages maximum competition and limits length of non-competitive contracts awarded under exceptional circumstances.

Watch for Retirements

Large numbers of House member retirements concentrated in one party would be telling.

Treasury chief calls on Congress to boost debt ceiling

In the past when lawmakers have failed to act fast enough, Treasury has been forced to borrow from government retirement funds.

GSA lets 29 firms in on massive tech services contract

Winners aren’t guaranteed work; agencies can still shop around among the awardees or look outside the list of pre-selected vendors.

OMB's Clay Johnson said lobbying by labor unions has hobbled competitive sourcing effort.

Agencies struggle to meet goals on opening work to contractors

Democratic control of Congress and ensuing legislative resistance partly to blame for lack of progress, OMB says.

House approves Commerce-Justice-Science spending bill

Measure exceeds Bush’s request by $2.3 billion, and did not pass by enough votes to sustain a veto.

NTSB Chairman Mark Rosenker reporting on investigation's findings.

Crash probe raises issue of air traffic controller staffing

National Transportation Safety Board unsure second controller would have prevented crash of Comair Flight 5191.

Caution urged on border, immigration contracts

Demands could cause jump in spending, requiring care to avoid waste and abuse, congressional staff member says.

Senate backs holding TSA to standard contracting rules

Chamber approves spending bill amendment that would repeal the agency’s exemption from governmentwide regulations.

White House says Dems are trying to 'destroy' Gonzales

Press official says lawmakers put the attorney general in an impossible situation by asking questions about a classified program.