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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on manufacturing and buying American-made products at UAW Region 1 headquarters in Warren, Mich., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Federal ‘buy American’ strategies run into a labor shortage

Without using the manufacturing capacity of allied nations, the United States probably cannot fill its own national security needs. One reason, according…

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FILE - Motorist traveling southbound on Interstates 90 and 94 for Indiana approach the intersection with Interstate 55 for St. Louis, Dec. 21, 2017, in Chicago. The $1 trillion infrastructure bill that President Joe Biden signs into law on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, represents a historic achievement at a time of deeply fractured politics. But the compromises needed to bridge the political divide suggest that the spending might not be as transformative as Biden has promised for the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

You might have thought the infrastructure bill had lots of procurement money. Think again.

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Federal agencies spending $560B annually on multiple-award contracts, and counting

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Contracts: There are enough for everyone

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Contracts: Where does the money come from?

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Paul Murphy, Senior Data Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The multiple-award-contract (MAC) vehicle has been a favorite for many years because it offers agencies a group of pre-approved vendors competing for task…

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