Proposal would split new version of the contract vehicle into three parts.
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The agency at times takes on added costs to recreate lost files and in some cases burdens taxpayers by requesting additional information during that process, GAO says.
Advocates claim the agency is deliberately stalling a mandated program to help women-owned companies do more business with the government.
President Bush uses the news to call on Congress to exercise fiscal restraint and not raise taxes.
Agency spokeswoman says it’s “premature to speculate” about major policy changes.
House expected to pass measure blocking outsourcing, but prospects in Senate are dimmer.
The increase in applications expected as interest in nuclear power grows poses a serious management challenge for the commission.
Prospects for passage could be tougher in Senate; President Bush has threatened a veto.
Three of four technology projects are either behind schedule or over budget, watchdog agency finds.
The results of an upcoming special election in a heavily blue Massachusetts district will be telling.