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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

Bid protests holding steady near record highs

The number of total bid protests filed by companies with the Government Accountability Office leveled off last year, falling slightly in fiscal 2013 compared to the previous year. All told, GAO received 2,429 bid protests 2 percent less than the number received in fiscal 2012, according to figures released Jan. 2 in an annual report to Congress.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , bid protests , Jack Moore

Friday - 01/03/2014, 02:58pm EST

DHS gives EAGLE II protesters a second look

The Homeland Security Department told the Government Accountability Office it is taking corrective action by re-reviewing proposals after 46 unsuccessful bidders protested their exclusion from the largest portion of the $22 billion IT services contract.

Tags: contracting , industry , DHS , IT services , Eagle II , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/03/2014, 12:04pm EST

Private security guards ill-equipped for federal workplace shooting situations

Audits find contract security personnel, which make up the vast majority of the Federal Protective Service's workforce, receive no meaningful training on how to deal with armed attackers. And many operators of X-ray machines and metal detectors at building entrances likely have never been trained to properly use them.

Tags: DHS , Federal Protective Service , Congress , physical security , Mark Goldstein , Stephen Amitay , David Wright , Jared Serbu , management

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 04:32am EST
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