Contracting officers have cover from acquisition policies and rules to open the lines of communication.
Top official's departure spins off new procurement role at OMB.
The Office of Management and Budget's estimated savings on contracting may be overstated, GAO says.
OMB has a goal of reducing spending on management support service contracts by 15 percent by the end of fiscal 2012.
The U.S. embassy in Jakarta has applied digital diplomacy with a popular Facebook page attracting fans in Indonesia.
The two agencies are aligning reporting efforts in order to provide more accurate data.
Frustrated users of Obama's new online petition site ask what's the point?
Government buying needs the expertise of acquisition workers, official says.
Some lawmakers want to make suspension or debarment of misbehaving contractors mandatory, but the outgoing OFPP head disagrees with the strategy.
DOD has missed two deadlines to report data center consolidation progress, but an official says the department has surpassed target figures.
GAO documented 20 years of OPM's failed efforts to modernize its retirement system.
Agencies have not used suspension and debarment authorities effectively, Lew says