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Federal Drive interviews -- June 1

Jeff Orner, chief administrative officer at the Department of Homeland Security, talks about a teleworking award his office recently received. Sopen Shah, a defense analyst with Bloomberg Government, discusses a new report on federal contracting. Ed Zurndorfer, registered employee benefits consultant, explains what phased retirement could mean for feds. University of Baltimore law professor Richard Loeb discusses the backlog at the Defense Contract Audit Agency.

Tags: Federal Drive , DHS , Jeff Orner , Sopen Shah , Bloomberg Government , Ed Zurndorfer , Richard Loeb ,

Friday - 06/01/2012, 09:43am EDT

DCMA still faces challenges

While the Defense Contract Management Agency has made progress in rebuilding its capacity, it still faces some significant challenges, according to the most recent Government Accountability report examining the agency.

Tags: DoD Report , Defense Contract Management Agency , contracting , acquisition , GAO , Federal Drive

Friday - 11/04/2011, 01:51pm EDT

DCAA tightens audit scopes, sees big returns

DCAA has added 500 employees over the last two years but is conducting fewer, though higher quality, audits each year. Director Patrick Fitzgerald explains the thinking behind a new framework.

Tags: Federal Drive , DCAA , Army , contracting , management , Patrick Fitzgerald , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 09:40am EST
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Senate committee considers contract auditing reform

Improving the performance of federal contract audits is one way a Senate Committee us trying to root out waste, fraud and abuse.

Tags: contracting , management , Claire McCaskill , Patrick Fitzgerald , Scott Brown , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Project on Government Oversight , Nick Schwellenbach , contract audits , contract oversight , Scott Carr

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 12:56pm EST
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DCAA audit assistance explained

Effective immediately, DCAA will accept contracting officers' requests for audit assistance only for fixed-price proposals of more than $10 million and cost-type proposals worth more than $100 million. Tom Temin and Amy Morris explain.

Tags: Federal Drive , DCAA , DoD , Defense , POGO ,

Thursday - 11/11/2010, 09:44am EST
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POGO: Risks in DoD scaleback of small contract oversight

Nick Schwellenbach, director of investigations at POGO , joined the DorobekINSIDER to explain the potential impact of a decrease of DoD audits of smaller contracts.

Tags: Nick Schwellenbach , Project on Government Oversight , contracting , transparency , Dorobek Insider , DoD Update

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 05:48pm EDT
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