Budget resolution calls for an additional $430 million beyond President Bush’s request, to address backlog of disability claims.
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Money to pay for credit monitoring will come out of cybersecurity budget, agency official says.
Disclosure would enable verification of size-based preference claims, advocates of transparency say.
Department to explore the possibility of establishing such reviews, performed by groups with experience in federal contracting.
Bill would force agency to take over as lead systems integrator for the $24 billion program within two years of enactment.
Lawmakers and witnesses question whether the agency has enough contracting officials to oversee the project.
Measure would require officials to gather survey and focus group data, and submit it for annual reviews.
At hearing Wednesday, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., calls for Lurita Doan's resignation.
Official says scrutinizing more refund claims before payment would require tough trade-offs.
Advances in Web-based procurement have cut away at the argument that such a policy would hurt small businesses.