Archive: Contracting

Unions Happy to See Fewer Contract Workers in Budget

Federal employee labor leaders are not happy about President Obama's plan to give civilians a 2 percent pay raise in 2010, while military personnel would get 2.9 percent. This is a break with the general practice of giving the two...

By Sara Goo | February 27, 2009; 11:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

Contractors Tell Feds to Improve Acquisition Process

If Uncle Sam wants to avoid the fiasco he had when trying to get help to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, he’d better get his acquisition act together fast. That’s the message from a report by the Professional Services Council,...

By Sara Goo | February 24, 2009; 04:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fixing the Contracting System

One of the nice things about having a blog is I get to provide readers more information than I can get into the newspaper column. Today’s Federal Diary, for example, deals with low-wage government contractors, but one thing I didn’t...

By Steven E. Levingston | December 10, 2008; 01:05 PM ET | Comments (2)

Another Obstacle for Affirmative Action

On Nov. 4, amid all the excitement surrounding Barack Obama's election, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit struck down a Pentagon program that included a 5 percent set-aside for companies run by African...

By Terri Rupar | December 3, 2008; 10:21 AM ET | Comments (1)

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