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Sens. Aim To Boost Federal Acquisition Staff

Law360 (April 8, 2011, 4:23 PM EDT) -- Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii; and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., on Thursday introduced a pair of bills designed to improve recruitment, training and retention in the federal acquisition workforce, as agencies struggle to keep up with explosive growth in contract spending.

According to Collins, who serves as ranking member of the Senate Committee for Homeland Security and Government Affairs, an unprecedented 163 percent growth in federal acquisition between 2000 and 2010 has drastically increased the risk of fraud, waste and abuse in the estimated $535...
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