DOD interpreting labor rate cap too strictly, group claims

A law requires Defense agencies to try to keep labor and overhead rates charged by contractors to 2010 levels, but a contractor advocate says the department has more leeway than it realizes.

Rising Star: Benjamin Black

Benjamin Black, an enterprise architect at DHS, lead an analysis of systems, data and policies to support budget decisions.

Army gears up for new round in battle of the smart phones

Mobile devices including iPads and Android phones can be suitable for soldiers to use, but they have to pass muster for security.

Library of Congress tests new legislation research site

The new is intended to eventually replace the venerable Thomas site, launched in 1995.

NASA, SBA use Google+ to praise small business

Small businesses have played a key role in the Mars Curiosity mission and are a core part of the space agency's strategy, according to its administrator.

Rising Star: Christine Calvosa

Christine Calvosa, chief technology officer at the Agriculture Department's Natural Resources Conservation Service, developed and deployed the NRCS website only months after taking over the troubled project.

OFPP head encourages 'hard line' against unscrupulous contractors

Agencies are investing more in suspension and debarment programs and have taken action more often in recent years on questionable contractors, Joe Jordan says.

Rising Star: Kimberly Allred

Kimberly Allred, a program analyst at the State Department, oversaw development of key knowledge management platforms.