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Wind energy contract puts GSA on track for conservation goals

The awarding of the largest wind energy contract to a single source in federal contracting history has pushed the General Services Administration on track to meet renewable-energy goals. The 10-year contract for 140 megawatts of clean wind energy went to MG2 Tribal Energy, a joint venture between the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians and Geronimo Energy, a commercial wind developer.

Union sues USDA, says new inspection rule 'puts fox in charge of the henhouse'

The American Federation of Government Employees is suing the Agriculture Department to block implementation of a new poultry inspection system that the union says could result in diseased or tainted poultry being sold to consumers.

Coburn lays out wasteful spending in his fifth and final report

Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn released his own collection of what he calls wasteful spending in the government, ranging from never-used cars to party patrols provided by the Coast Guard. It will be his fifth and last, as the senator will be stepping down in January to focus on his fight with prostate cancer.

OMB pushes agencies to reduce improper payments

The Office of Management and Budget is pushing agencies to do more to reduce improper payments at agencies. Since coming into office, President Obama has signed two laws and issued three directives on how agencies can reduce improper payments. Those have culminated in improper payments declining governmentwide, an Oct. 20 OMB memo (pdf) says.

GSA: Small businesses benefitting from reverse auctions

Taxpayers and small businesses are benefitting from the ReverseAuctions program, the General Services Administration said. In fiscal 2014, 85 percent of auctions awarded through the initiative went to small businesses even though 60 percent was set aside for them, and overall, reverse auctions generated 23 percent savings off standard contract price, an Oct. 21 blog post says.

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