Agency raises purchase thresholds and says preference should be given to local firms.
Agencies are asking OPM with help to RIF, assist workers to find new jobs.
Private firms are already ahead of the government in their planning, experts say.
If a provision in the House version of the annual Defense authorization bill becomes law, the world of federal procurement faces major disruption.
Senator calls for heads to roll at the Pentagon over new report of questionable spending.
Measure would also help agencies negotiate better prices on their purchases, senators say.
Frank Kendall sees NDAA-mandated split of his former job as doomed to fail.
Justice Department cites 100-plus phony federal employment applications.
Rep. Cartwright argues that public-private competition has not produced savings.
Federal Acquisition Service continues reorganization.