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Senators urge appropriators to boost SSA administrative funds

Budget resolution calls for an additional $430 million beyond President Bush’s request, to address backlog of disability claims.

Nurse Patricia Rose scans a barcode on a computer before dispensing medicine at the Baltimore VA Medical Center.

VA sets aside $20 million to handle latest data breach

Money to pay for credit monitoring will come out of cybersecurity budget, agency official says.

Group argues for shielding contractors’ revenue, employee counts

Disclosure would enable verification of size-based preference claims, advocates of transparency say.

GAO urges external reviews of Homeland Security acquisition

Department to explore the possibility of establishing such reviews, performed by groups with experience in federal contracting.

House Democrats seek to restructure Coast Guard modernization

Bill would force agency to take over as lead systems integrator for the $24 billion program within two years of enactment.

Doubts remain over management of Coast Guard fleet upgrade

Lawmakers and witnesses question whether the agency has enough contracting officials to oversee the project.

Panel backs customer service standards for agencies

Measure would require officials to gather survey and focus group data, and submit it for annual reviews.

Lurita Doan testified for three hours before House panel Wednesday.

GSA chief spars with House panel Democrats

At hearing Wednesday, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., calls for Lurita Doan's resignation.

IRS cites lack of resources to review potential fraud cases

Official says scrutinizing more refund claims before payment would require tough trade-offs.

GSA may let states, localities spend federal grants on schedule contracts

Advances in Web-based procurement have cut away at the argument that such a policy would hurt small businesses.