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Levin, federal workers slam Army's move to put brakes on insourcing

Democratic Senator and public employee union president respond to Army plan to put in-sourcing on hold

By Lisa Rein  | February 28, 2011; 4:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Contracting, unions  
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Federal agencies, contractors preparing for government shutdown

Federal agencies continued reviewing shutdown plans Wednesday in anticipation of a possible closure of the federal government that could begin as early as next week.

By Ed O'Keefe  | February 23, 2011; 9:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Contracting, From The Pages of The Post, Government Shutdown  
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Government shutdown: What about contractors?

A potential government shutdown won't just impact employees collecting government paychecks, but could severely impact hundreds of thousands of contractors and the companies employing them to provide goods and services to federal agencies.

By Ed O'Keefe  | February 23, 2011; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
Categories:  Contracting, Government Shutdown  
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Government reports $15B in contract cuts, first reduction since 1997

In what administration officials describe as a major milestone, the federal government cut $15 billion in contract spending between fiscal 2009 and 2010, the first year-to-year contracting cuts since 1997.

By Ed O'Keefe  | February 3, 2011; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Administration, Contracting  
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Supreme Court rules federal contract workers must submit to background checks

It is reasonable and proper for the federal government to perform background checks of those who work under government contracts, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

By Robert Barnes  | January 20, 2011; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Contracting, Supreme Court, Workplace Issues  
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Treasury moves to the cloud

The U.S. Department of the Treasury is moving four existing sites into the Amazon Web Services cloud and will work with the company to host a new agency Web site.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 11, 2011; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Contracting  
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Older Entries in This Category »

GSA to use Google cloud-based system for e-mail, Capitol Business's Marjorie Censer , December 2, 2010
Diplomats in Iraq at risk, commission says, Joe Davidson , September 23, 2010
Beleaguered agency brings in the consultants, Juliet Eilperin , September 14, 2010
Federal building security bill unveiled, Ed O'Keefe , September 13, 2010
Wanda Sykes on government contracting, Ed O'Keefe , August 26, 2010
Obama signs improper payments law, Ed O'Keefe , July 22, 2010
Use of non-compete contracts drops, Ed O'Keefe , July 7, 2010
Maryland lawmaker questions GSA leasing, Ed O'Keefe , May 27, 2010
Defining 'inherently governmental' jobs, Ed O'Keefe , March 30, 2010
Obama targets tax delinquent contractors, Ed O'Keefe , January 20, 2010
Postal Service contracts questioned, Ed O'Keefe , January 11, 2010
Latest figures on Afghanistan war contracts, Ed O'Keefe , December 17, 2009
Agencies encouraged to donate their leftovers, Ed O'Keefe , December 10, 2009
Obama dodges question on gov't contracting, Ed O'Keefe , November 5, 2009
Lawmakers skeptical of OMB contracting plans, Ed O'Keefe , October 28, 2009
VA seeks contractor help for Post 9/11 GI Bill, Ed O'Keefe , October 28, 2009
Did Ex-State Dept. IG Protect ArmorGroup?, Ed O'Keefe , September 30, 2009
Hearing on Federal Contracting Databases, Ed O'Keefe , September 29, 2009
Congress Set to Focus More on Alaska Firms, Ed O'Keefe , July 15, 2009
Government Speeds Up Hybrid Car Purchase, Ed O'Keefe , April 9, 2009
Obama On the Politics of Procurement, Ed O'Keefe , March 24, 2009
 
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