Many states are looking to modernize public assistance programs. But, the Farm, Nutrition and Bioenergy Act of 2007, passed by the House July 27, would prohibit states from doing that with private sector support.
Two hearings on the acquisition process held during the third week of July told two different stories. Through them the troubling dichotomy of the debate over federal acquisition was eminently clear.
The Progressive Policy Institute's recommendation to slash 750,000 contractor jobs from the government is short-sighted and fatally flawed.
Government/contractor partnerships are under an unfounded assault
Push for greater transparency could open can of worms.
Congress appears poised to revisit the question of whether the government has adequate standards to ensure it only does business with responsible parties.
No truth to charge of too much outsourcing.
Anyone surprised that acquisition issues have been an early focus of attention for the new Congress? Didn't think so.
Last month, the Small Business Administration released its anxiously anticipated rule on the recertification of small-business size status. On balance, SBA got it partly right.
Based on interviews with more than three dozen agency contracting officials, congressional staff and other professionals, the Professional Services Council's third biannual federal procurement policy survey offers a window into a community in the cross hairs. It portrays a workforce that lacks sufficient resources, training and support.