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Phony firms make the grade for HUBZone

As part of its latest undercover operation, the Government Accountability Office obtained certification in the Historically Underutilized Business Zone program for three phony firms. SBA's Joe Jordan tells us about changes being made to HUBZone as a result.

Tags: Federal Drive , SBA , GAO , HUBZone , Joe Jordan , management ,

Monday - 08/02/2010, 10:08am EDT
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Federal contractor scrutiny on the rise

Justice's decision to join the False Claims Act lawsuit against Oracle is another signal that vendors are facing more oversight. This is the second time Oracle has come under litigation for allegedly overcharging the government. Experts say contractors need to be prepared for pre-award and post-award audits of GSA schedule contracts.

Tags: Justice , GSA , Oracle , Bill Shook , Larry Allen , Coalition for Government Procurement , EMC , Network Appliance , False Claims Act , whistleblower lawsuit , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/30/2010, 08:53pm EDT
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Contractor biking for charity makes his way home

On a cross-country trek to raise money for cancer, this government contractor is about to come home.

Tags: Mark Koltz , Northrop Grumman , best practices , DorobekInsider

Friday - 07/30/2010, 04:22pm EDT
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Verizon: Most data breaches avoidable

A new report shows stunning results.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DorobekInsider , best practices , management , Wade Baker , Verizon , Secret Service ,

Friday - 07/30/2010, 04:10pm EDT
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Justice sues Oracle, claiming fraud

A major federal contractor is on the hot seat.

Tags: Oracle Corporation , GSA , Jason Miller , management , best practices , DoJ ,

Friday - 07/30/2010, 03:30pm EDT
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SBA to name new HUBZone director

Grande Lum will lead a program that has been plagued by fraud and abuse. GAO successfully received HUBZone certifications for three bogus firms in sting operation. SBA administrator promises more oversight of the program.

Tags: management , Karen Mills , Nydia Velazquez , Sam Graves , Greg Kutz , House Small Business Committee , SBA , GAO , DoJ , HUBZone program , Small business contracting , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 02:17pm EDT

Contractors react to OMB crackdowns

The Office of Management and Budget is pulling out its fine-tooth comb as it begins the task of ferreting out financial management modernization projects in need of refinement. Joe Moyer with Micro Focus tells us how companies are reacting and adapting to the change.

Tags: Federal Drive , OMB , financial management systems , Micro Focus , Joe Moyer

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Wartime Contracting Comm. on billing, human trafficking

$21 billion in questioned and unsupported costs, human trafficking allegations covered in latest hearing of bipartisan commission.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Mike Thibault , Iraq , Afghanistan

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 02:04pm EDT

Human trafficking alleged in Iraq contracting

Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan learns of allegations that subcontractors are stooping to human trafficking to fill positions. We get details from Michael Thibault, co-chair of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tags: Federal Drive , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Mike Thibault , oversight , human trafficking , DoD , DCAA

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 10:08am EDT
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