Bipartisan commission would be charged with reviewing nearly all contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Detroit controllers say mold persists despite efforts to remove it; FAA says the problem has been solved.
The House is scheduled to take up a short-term continuing resolution Wednesday that would fund government programs until mid-November.
Defense officials say inadequate staff levels, training, controls and leadership are to blame.
Legislation would only allow certain officials to discuss ongoing investigations, in an attempt to shield the Justice Department’s independence.
Substantial differences remain between House and Senate over language on contract negotiations and funding.
Procurement leaders are using direct hiring authority, dangling benefits such as telecommuting before job candidates, and expanding their searches beyond the Beltway.
Inspector general report on extravagant spending at Justice Department events triggers curiosity about Homeland Security expenditures.
Contractors claim they were retaliated against for exposing fraud and mismanagement of Iraq projects.
Given the tricky politics of Iraq, even routine legislation like a continuing resolution is proving a difficult discussion.