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GAO: Agencies need more policing of contractors

Federal contractors may be getting away with fraud or shoddy work, according to a Government Accountability Office study of five years' worth of federal contracts. GAO found that most agencies are not using enforcement tools meant to cut off the flow of public funds to bad contractors.

Tags: congress , acquisition , GAO , suspension and debarment , HHS , EPA , OMB , James Lankford , Bill Woods , nancy gunderson , Emily Kopp

Friday - 10/07/2011, 02:13pm EDT
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Unions once again urge supercommittee to save feds' pay, benefits

Lawmakers charged with reducing the federal deficit should look to contractors' compensation rather than reduce government workers' pay and benefits, a coalition of federal unions and management associations wrote in a letter to supercommittee leaders.

Tags: Susan Collins , Joe Lieberman , pay and benefits , Federal-Postal Coalition , supercommittee , congress , budget , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Emily Kopp , deficit , hiring , workforce

Friday - 10/21/2011, 02:15pm EDT

More federal contracts protested in 2008

GAO report to Congress shows a 17 percent increase over last year.

Tags: William Shook , contracting , bid protest , GAO , JM , K&L Gates , training ,

Tuesday - 12/30/2008, 07:41pm EST

Contractor misconduct getting second look from House Oversight Committee

The General Services Administration in the next week will unveil a new system making it easier for agencies to understand if a contractor is found guilty of breaking a law.

Tags: contracting , Elaine Duke , Drew Luten , Greg Woods , Richard Skinner , Calvin Scovel , Ed Towns , Donald Gambatesa , DHS , DoT , USAID , GSA , suspension and debarment , contractor oversight , FAPIIS , PPIRS

Friday - 03/19/2010, 02:24pm EDT

Sniping on the Hill affecting the business of government

Politico's Jake Sherman brings us analysis.

Tags: management , congress , Edolphus Towns , Darrell Issa ,

Monday - 11/30/2009, 07:10pm EST
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Lawmakers contest DHS policy to protect its employees from flu

Rep. Lynch calls department guidance "unacceptable." Others say agency more worried about public relations than employee health.

Tags: mngt , DHS , GSA , DoD , CDC , H1N1 , Elaine Duke , David Weissman , Rep. Stephen Lynch , Rep. Brian Billbray , Rep. Bennie Thompson

Friday - 05/15/2009, 07:50am EDT
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CTO bill adds to cybersecurity discussion

Rep. Connolly wants to codify Chopra's role and give CTO more oversight over computer defenses. Rep. Watson also to introduce cyber bill this summer.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Aneesh Chopra , Rep. Diane Watson , Rep. Gerry Connolly , Sen. Tom Carper , Sen. Jay Rockefeller , OMB , CTO , cybersecurity

Tuesday - 05/26/2009, 07:04am EDT
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Rep. Cuellar pushing for performance based budgeting

Texas Democrat's bill would modernize how the government appropriates, measures funding. Agency progress with financial management oversight improves slightly, but still no consolidated audit opinion.

Tags: mngt , Henry Cuellar , Diana Watson , Gene Dodaro , Richard Gregg , DHS , DoD , NASA , GAO , Treasury , Army Corps of Engineers , financial management , audit opinion , CFO Act , Performance based budgeting

Thursday - 07/09/2009, 07:00am EDT
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