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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Feb 26 2010

Acquisitions Work Force Getting a Bad Reputation

By: adayers

Posted in: Articles

A congressional panel charged with examining defense acquisitions reform heard from academics and former federal employees that the current negative environment around government contracting makes it difficult to attract experienced, skilled professi...

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Feb 05 2010

Pro-labor Contracting Policy on the Table at the White House

By: adayers

The administration is considering a plan that would give preference to bidders on federal contracts that practice employment policies "inspired by organized labor."  Examples include paying a "living wage" and providing healt...

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Feb 04 2010

President's FY11 budget

By: adayers

The President's FY11 budget (released on Feb 1st) emphasizes the Defense Department's move to readiness for irregular, guerrilla warfare which will increase spending on helicopters, drone aircraft and Special Ops units -- trying to prepare th...

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Feb 02 2010

Obama Proposes Increase in Acquisition Workforce

By: adayers

Acknowledging a steady increase in government contracting, the FY11 Federal budget proposes enlarging the Federal Acquisition Workforce in order to improve oversight.  "The administration wants to crack down on no-bid contracts, buy goods a...

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Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - REDUCING REGULATION AND CONTROLLING REGULATORY COSTS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, ...

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