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Managing contractors' costs

Contractors may cost more than you think. The Energy Department is finding that out the hard way. Mark Gaffigan is the Managing Director for Natural Resources and Environment Issues at GAO.

Tags: In Depth , contracting , management , DoE , Mark Gaffigan

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 07:05pm EDT
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DoD struggles to manage space program

The Government Accountability Office examined the key systems DoD is using to provide space situational awareness. Federal News Radio spoke with Christina Chaplain, GAO's director of acquisition and sourcing management issues.

Tags: Christina Chaplain , DoD , Federal Drive , management , space situational awareness

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 01:04pm EDT
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Collaboration lessons from Army, Marine Corps training

GAO's Sharon Pickup explains how the Army and Marine Corps are working together and how your agency can work with other agencies to achieve a common goal.

Tags: Sharon Pickup , DoD , training , best practices , Marine Corps , Army , In Depth

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 04:15pm EDT
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Agencies having trouble analyzing service contracts

GAO found many agencies will fall short of the June 30 deadline to determine if they are using service contractors appropriately.

Tags: contracting , OMB , GSA , HUD , VA , DHS , service contracting , inventories , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/27/2011, 06:37pm EDT

How DoD develops joint requirements

John Pendleton is Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at GAO.

Tags: John Pendleton , DoD , In Depth , management , joint requirements

Friday - 05/27/2011, 03:36pm EDT
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How GAO identified tax-deliquent stimulus contractors

Greg Kutz, the Managing Director of GAO's Forensic Audits and Special Investigations team, explained how contractors were evaluated for the report.

Tags: taxes , stimulus funding , TARP , Greg Kutz , accountability , tax-delinquent , contracting , grantees , In Depth

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 06:19pm EDT
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OFPP promises to tame interagency contracts

OFPP administrator Dan Gordon told a Senate committee that a new rule to add more oversight to multi-agency contracts should be out soon. Agencies wanting to develop new multiple award contracts will have to justify them before going forward. OFPP is also trying to use strategic sourcing to take advantage of the government's buying power.

Tags: management , contracting , Dan Gordon , Gene Dodaro , Joseph Lieberman , OFPP , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Interagency contracting , GWACs , Multiple award contracts , BPAs , duplicative programs , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 07:29am EDT
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Tax delinquents win stimulus contracts

The Hill's Bernie Becker said some of those funds may never be recovered.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , stimulus , Bernie Becker , The Hill

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 10:31am EDT
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GAO: DoD overestimated housing costs

The Defense Department has significantly underestimated the amount of money it needs to pay for service members housing allowances.

Tags: DoD Report , housing costs , budget , In Depth

Friday - 05/20/2011, 05:45pm EDT

Increasing efficiency in DOD equipment positioning

See how DOD's money saving and efficiency tactics match up against your agency's. Bill Solis, Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues, GAO has more information

Tags: In Depth , defense , acquisition , management , Bill Solis

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 07:00pm EDT
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