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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.

Safety board criticizes FAA response to Kentucky crash

Agency should have issued new safety requirements, rather than nonbinding recommendations, panel members say.

Senators seek to hold TSA to standard acquisition rules

Amendment to spending bill would repeal the agency’s exemption from governmentwide regulations.

Bush invites congressional leaders to talk about spending, other issues

Democrats and Bush are separated by about $23 billion on fiscal 2008 spending.

The 24-building compound, as seen from the banks of the Tigris,  will be the largest embassy in the world.

House panel probes charges of human trafficking in Iraq embassy project

Whistleblowers allege Kuwaiti company mistreated employees, but IG finds no evidence to back claims.