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Belva Martin, Government Accountability Office

A group of foreign nationals working on one of NASA's major projects found a way to choose their own security clearances to gain access to sensitive technologies. The way they did it was pretty simple. NASA just let them do it. Belva Martin is director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office. In a new GAO report, she looks at NASA's supply chain security. She shared a few ways the agency can tighten up its grip on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: InDepth , NASA , GAO , Oversight , Security clearances , Supply chain management , Francis Rose

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 04:13pm EDT

Belva Martin, Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues, GAO

The Defense Department issues far more sole source contracts than any other agency. Full and open competition is supposed to be the holy grail of awarding Federal contracts. Figuring out when sole source contracts are OK and when they're not is drawing attention from Congress. Belva Martin, director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about a new report that says little competition isn't always a good thing.

Tags: DoD , GAO , sole source , In Depth , contracting

Monday - 04/21/2014, 06:28pm EDT

Federal Drive Show Blog - April 22, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Patrick Donahoe , Kathleen Sebelius , Cameron Leuthy , Marcia Smith , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 04/22/2013, 12:09pm EDT

In Depth interviews - Jan. 28

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Keith Rhodes , Danielle Brian , Todd Harrison , Ron Marks

Monday - 01/28/2013, 08:10pm EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 14, 2013

Martin Libicki of Rand Corp talks about managing cyber attacks. Kevin Brancato of Bloomberg Government discusses the Canada's decision to pass on the F-35. John Templeton of talks about being an African American in IT. Belva Martin of GAO discusses the new network communications strategy.

Tags: Martin Libicki , Air Force , Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Rand Corp , Kevin Brancato , Canada , F-35 , DoD , DoD Report , Lockheed Martin , John Templeton , Black Money , GAO , Army , information technology , Federal Drive

Monday - 01/14/2013, 09:05am EST

GAO: DoD policy for reporting top-secret procurements unclear

Belva Martin, the director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the agency's latest report on the use of the national-security exception in defense contracting. GAO concluded the Defense Department's rules for when its agencies must disclose the use of the exception are unclear.

Tags: GAO , In Depth , Francis Rose , contracting , Acquisition , Acquisition policy , DoD , national security exception

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 07:04pm EST

GAO report takes a look at FDA's 3R incentive program

Congressional watchdog has suggestions as to how FDA can improve.

Tags: management , 3R incentive program , GAO , FDA ,

Thursday - 02/25/2010, 04:50pm EST

GAO examines process concerning EEO complaints

Tags: management , GAO , EEOC ,

Thursday - 08/13/2009, 06:21pm EDT

Pentagon Solutions: Fixing contingency contracting, improving acquisition workforce

GAO's John Hutton and Belva Martin highlight conclusions from two recent reports.

Tags: John Hutton , GAO , Pentagon Solutions , In Depth , Acquisition , contracting , best practices

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 05:20pm EDT