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Continuing resolutions put agencies on edge

It's time for the Government Accountability Office to report on the true costs of Congress' continuing-resolution habit.

The debate on contractor responsibility flares anew

Congress appears poised to revisit the question of whether the government has adequate standards to ensure it only does business with responsible parties.

Industry, wake up and smell the legislation

The Accountability in Contracting Act appears to be on the fast track. But the measure's not yet law, so it's a good time to provide members of Congress with an industry perspective.

The many myths that enshroud government outsourcing

No truth to charge of too much outsourcing.

Investment in publications reaps dividends for 1105

Magazine consolidation creates focused publications.

Acquisition reform: Get onboard or weep at the dock

Anyone surprised that acquisition issues have been an early focus of attention for the new Congress? Didn't think so.

Defense contracting done right

Small defense contractors with the right management team are inherently set up for success ? they can adapt more quickly than larger businesses can to market conditions, share the business risk with their customers and attract top talent.

Social and political returns on investments

A new study by the Center for Technology in Government describes the first steps toward measuring public return on investment. The center's methodology and its results hold great promise for agencies and governments at all levels.

Time is ripe for federal procurement reform

After reading the Acquisition Advisory Panel's 448-page draft report, it's obvious that this is the playbook for the next era of federal procurement policy and legislation.

Buy Lines: Fill the leadership gaps now

Across government, highly talented individuals hold critical leadership positions and titles preceded by an unfortunate modifier: acting.

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