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Search Tags: GAO
BGov's Kevin Brancato explains how tight budgets are reversing a trend from best-value to best- price in government contracting. And the GAO looks at the effectiveness of food recalls.
GAO highlights a need for tighter controls to fix the contracting program.
The Government Accountability Office looked at how agencies were complying with the Services Acquisitions Reform Act of 2003. It discovered that while many chief acquisition officers had assumed duties far beyond what the act intended, that might not be such a bad thing.
Former officials from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy say agencies need to get out of the ditch they have dug for themselves by taking multiple-award contracts the wrong way.
Pentagon hiring freeze for civilian employees will last several more years, although Defense Department leaders say they'll grant exemptions to give the department flexibility.
The Government Accountability Office compared an existing socially responsible investment stock index to the stock portfolio of the federal Thift Savings Plan and discovered several barriers existed for feds hoping to adopt a more socially conscious approach to their retirement planning.
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.
What would happen if you put six people in a dark room with an elephant, a rhino and a giant squid and gave them 30 seconds to describe what they discovered? Odds are, the survivors would give widely varying accounts, which may explain those studies showing you are both overpaid and underpaid, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
AFGE's Public Policy Director Jacque Simon and
Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly of the Federal Times
will talk about the big issues affecting federal
July 25, 2012
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