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DHS prevails in the first of many EAGLE II protests

The Government Accountability Office Monday denied the protest of ICF International, saying DHS' "evaluation was reasonable and in accord with the terms of the solicitation."

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , DHS , ICF , Eagle II , IT services , bid protest , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 03:34am EST

Size of civilian federal workforce increases, but more feds eligible to retire

The departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security account for 94 percent of the growth in the number of civilian employees within the federal workforce, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Tags: workforce , DoD , Veterans Affairs , DHS , retirement , pay and benefits , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 02:03pm EST
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DoD conference policy in-line with OMB guidance, GAO says

A new Government Accountability Office report says that the Defense Department's oversight of conference spending is consistent with guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget.

Tags: DoD , conference spending , oversight , Michael OConnell , mangement

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 02:41pm EST

Duncan calls for 'reality check' on DHS headquarters project

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, released a majority staff report that questioned the planning and future efficacy of the Homeland Security Department consolidating its headquarters at the St. Elizabeths campus in D.C.

Tags: Jeff Duncan , House , Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency , DHS , Coast Guard , federal buildings , GSA , Michael OConnell , oversight , St. Elizabeths

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 02:22pm EST

GAO, OMB still not seeing eye-to-eye on pace of IT Dashboard updates

The Government Accountability Office dinged OMB yet again for having updated information in the IT Dashboard only in nine of the last 24 months. OMB said the information is pre-decisional and therefore can't be made public.

Tags: technology , oversight , OMB , Steve VanRoekel , IT Dashboard , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 09:28am EST

Coburn to Congress: Look in the mirror for the cause of waste

Sen. Tom Coburn told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday that Congress isn't doing its job and that's the root cause of much of the waste in government. Rep. Darrell Issa promised to work with Coburn and Sen. Tom Carper on legislation to reduce overlapping programs.

Tags: management , OMB , White House , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa , Tom Coburn , program duplication , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Brandon Arnold , National Taxpayers Union , Chris Edwards , Cato Institute , Tom Schatz , Citizens Against Government Waste , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 05:49pm EST

DHS not on track to deliver large-scale tech improvements

The Homeland Security Department will likely miss its 2015 deadline for modernizing the system it uses to screen foreigners entering the U.S.

Tags: Ellen Kortesoja , DHS , CBP , ICE , TECS , TECS Mod , risk management , Tom Coburn

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 11:48am EST

Analysis: What the decline in bid protests really means

Experts say the 2 percent drop in the number of contracting complaints to GAO disproves the theory that as federal spending drops, contractors will file more protests. Ralph White, the managing associate general counsel for procurement law at GAO, said agencies and vendors have a better understanding than ever about their likelihood of success.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , contracting , industry , Ralph White , Dan Gordon , George Washington University , bid protest , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 04:53am EST
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Transition to Networx telecom contract cost $395M more than planned

The Government Accountability Office found in a new report that the 33-month delay in moving to GSA's Networx contract from FTS2001 caused agencies to spend more money and miss out on potential savings.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , telecommunications , Networx , NS2020 , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Senate Homeland Security and , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 12:50pm EST

GAO denies protest of joint venturing rules under OASIS

The Government Accountability Office says GSA is within its rights to require that joint ventures must be among teams that have a proven track record of success. Aljucar, Anvil-Incus & Co. said it will ask GAO to reconsider its decision or take the case to the Court of Federal Claims.

Tags: contracting , industry , GSA , Rudy Sutherland , Aljucar, Anvil-Incus and Company , OASIS , professional services , bid protest , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/06/2014, 08:48am EST
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