Happy Monday! Among all the others, here are three stories especially worth your time today:
• Congress may override efforts by Secretary Gates to cut defense spending: It started with the House passing a
higher pay increase than requested, and now lawmakers from both
parties are poised to override Robert Gates and fund
the C-17 cargo plane and an alternative engine for the F-35 Joint
Strike Fighter. The competing agendas could lead to a major clash
between Congress and the Obama administration this summer.
• Federal “in-sourcing” plan draws mixed reviews: As contracting advocates ready for a
fight over the government’s policies to move more work in-house, at
least one local company is taking an enterprising approach. Adecco
Government Solutions is talking with the federal government about ways
it can assist agencies staff positions without drawing from contractors.
• 8 probes into Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill: It’s
quite a list of public and private investigations that could lead
to years of official reports, litigation and confusion.