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Carol Cha, Government Accountability Office

USASpending.gov was supposed to be the go-to place for all federal spending. But after a couple of years of operation, it's only halfway there. The Government Accountability Office finds that agencies do a decent job of reporting contract spending. But when it comes to grants and awards, it's another story. Carol Cha is the director of information technology acquisition management issues at the GAO. She joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the chief findings from her agency's audit.

Tags: Carol Cha , GAO , USASpending.gov , spending , contracting , oversight

Monday - 08/04/2014, 02:49pm EDT
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Budget pressures shrink federal contract spending by 11 percent

Following a year of widespread budget uncertainty, federal contract spending fell by 11 percent, according to a new analysis by Bloomberg Government. All told, agency contract spending tumbled from $516.3 billion in fiscal 2012 to $462.1 billion last year, the report found.

Tags: acqusition , contracting , Bloomberg Government , sequestration , Evan Croen , Federal Drive , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 02:21pm EDT
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Top 3 for 2013 - Dan Gordon on contract spending

Dan Gordon, associate dean for government procurement law at the George Washington University Law School and the former administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, says there is keen interest among contractors and budget hawks alike in seeing if the downward trend in contract spending continues this year.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Top 3 for 2013 , Dan Gordon , contracting , acquisition ,

Friday - 01/04/2013, 04:50pm EST
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