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How data analytics can help save agencies money

GAO hopes these initiatives will make agencies more efficient and save money by reducing improper payments. Continue reading

Can Census deliver 2020 on budget?

Lawmakers and watchdogs are going to stress out over the 2020 Census right up until it’s completed. Continue reading

“In Scope” vs. “Out of Scope” Modifications: GAO Explains The Difference

An “out of scope” modification, on the other hand, is improper–and may be protested at GAO. Continue reading

Indefinite Delivery Contracts Make Up a Third of Agency Awards

The sometimes-controversial contract type known as indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity accounted for an annual $130 billion of agency awards from 2011-2015 Continue reading

27 Percent Of DoD Mentor-Protege Agreements May Be Deficient, GAO Says

The GAO estimates that 27 percent of DoD mentor-protege agreements are deficient. Continue reading

DHS Achieves an Acquisition First for the Agency

The Homeland Security Department’s acquisition struggles have been in Congress’ crosshairs for years Continue reading

“Government Control” Didn’t Affect Electronic Proposal Timeliness, Says GAO

As one contractor recently learned, waiting until the last minute to submit a proposal electronically carries significant risk that the proposal will not be considered timely, even if the proposal reaches the government server in time. Continue reading

GAO: DoD boosted its ‘buying power’ by $10.7 billion in 2016

The media and Congress are quick to point out instances in which Pentagon procurement has gone drastically awry, and rightly so, since it’s public money at stake. Continue reading

How DHS’ acquisition oversight strategy is picking up steam

For the first time since GAO began its annual review of major DHS acquisition programs, all 26 had an approved baseline, according to a new report. Continue reading

Senators seek GAO probe of hiring-freeze effects

Two senators are urging Congress’s investigative arm to probe the adverse impacts of President’s hiring freeze. Continue reading