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GAO: Centralized federal contract database needed

A recent report says there are a lot of questions surrounding the federal contracting space, and part of that is due to a lack of data.

Tags: contracting , management , GAO , MAC , GWAC , enterprise-wide , Dorothy Ramienski , OFPP

Wednesday - 05/26/2010, 06:12pm EDT

GAO: Cost reimbursement contracts not always best choice for agencies

The congressional watchdog's recently released report outlines possible changes to process.

Tags: management , contracting , GAO , Cost reimbursement contracts ,

Thursday - 11/05/2009, 04:03pm EST

GAO asks to insource or outsource?

Tags: contracting , GAO ,

Thursday - 10/08/2009, 03:56pm EDT

GAO examines Recovery Act contract award process

How much of Recovery Act funds have actually been competed for? GAO looked at the issue

Tags: DorobekInsider , GAO , Recovery Act

Thursday - 07/22/2010, 06:55pm EDT

GAO: Sensitive info may be in danger

How sure are you that the contractors you're working with at your agency are handling sensitive information in the way that they should - or that you expect they will? John Needham is the Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Issues at GAO.

Tags: Dorobek Insider , GAO , contracting , sensitive information

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 06:00pm EDT

OFPP tries new approach to reign in MACs

Administrator Gordon says strategic sourcing is one way to ensure the government gets the lowest price and to consolidate existing contracts. Gordon also wants agencies to submit business cases for new multi-agency contracts, but doesn't commit to asking agencies to justify all types of multiple award contracts.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , Steve Kempf , Rick Gunderson , Claire McCaskill , Scott Brown , OFPP , GSA , GAO , NIH , NASA , DHS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Interagency contracting , multiple award contracting , schedules , GWACs , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 06:40am EDT

GAO's John Needham on smooth insourcing

Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management shares ideas to implement OMB insourcing guidelines.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , contracting , management , insourcing , Congress , GAO , DHS , OFPP , OPM , Jeff Neal , Dan Gordon , Chuck Grimes

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 06:54pm EDT

GAO: Federal acquisition workforce needs help

The way the federal government does business with contractors is changing.

Tags: daily debrief , contracting , GAO , OMB , acquisition ,

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 03:07pm EDT