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Agency Budgets on the Chopping Block; DoD, VA Spared

Many federal agency budgets are being put on the chopping block in what Federal Times calls the “first round of congressional jockeying” over fiscal year 2012 budgets. The House Appropriations Committee has been wielding the budget axe most prolifically; it’s spending blueprint would cut discretionary spending by $30 billion, or …

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GAO’s Authority to Hear ID/IQ Bid Protests for Civilian Contracts in Question

The Government Accountability Office’s authority to review bid protests at most civilian agencies — for large task or delivery orders under indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract vehicles — has expired, FierceGovernmentIT reported last week. That authority, for $10 million-plus orders on  ID/IQ contracts expired May 27. The ability for GAO …

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