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GSA: Politics to blame for collapse of Sun contract

Congress needs help to gain better understanding of how contracts work and the roles of acquisition officials, GSA chief says.

Working group to stay mum on FDA consolidation plan

Lab closure strategy remains suspended as officials see if it would fit in with the panel’s broader recommendations.

Sun Microsystems quits GSA multiple award contract

Company has been under ongoing scrutiny from the agency’s inspector general and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa.

Pentagon rejects Air Force bid to control UAV programs

Other services viewed the Air Force's efforts as a power grab and vociferously objected, stating that they feared giving up their buying power.

Bush signs lobbying, ethics reform package

Measure bans gifts to members of Congress and most travel paid for by lobbyists.

Staffing shortages slow vets’ employment counseling

VA and Labor coordination efforts hindered by personnel limitations, difficulty sharing information.

Pilot program to gather subcontracting data moves forward

Information collected as part of test run won’t be available to the public, in a compromise move drawing a mixed reaction.

Watchdog agency seeks extra funds for Hatch Act probe

Office of Special Counsel says it needs to add investigators for wide-ranging inquiry into briefings given by White House staffers.

Panel to continue probe of hurricane center chief's ouster

Lawmakers remain curious about the circumstances of Bill Proenza’s removal, despite a recent announcement that he will be reinstated in a previous job.

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Senators warm to ICE chief at re-nomination hearing

Julie Myers gets more positive reception than two years ago, but questions remain about employee morale, treatment of immigration detainees.