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Obama to request big Pentagon budget hike

President Barack Obama will request $534 billion for the core budget of the Defense Department, which is a $38 billion increase.

VA begins biggest transformation in history

The massive reorganization the Veterans Affairs Department has unveiled begins with a simple premise: Everyone should work from the same starting point

Contracting Commandment No. 4: Thou shalt stay informed

The more you know about the big picture when it comes to a contract, the better you will be able to protect your organization, says procurement expert Tim Sullivan in a commentary.

Public satisfaction with government services lowest in 16 years

A new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index says that Americans' satisfaction with the services they receive from the federal government continue to decline. In addition, the public, by and large, is more satisfied with the services it receives in the private sector.

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L 2030 24.9518 0.09 -
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L 2050 15.0612 0.08 -
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