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GAO: DoD’s Contract Awards to Minority-, Women-Owned Businesses Hit $230B in FY 2010-2016

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Defense Department awarded approximately 444,500 contracts valued at more than $230 billion to women- and minority-owned businesses between fiscal years 2010 and 2016. GAO said in a report published Monday fixed-price contracts for goods and services represented at least 80 percent, or approximately $184 …

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GAO: DoD Should Address Prioritization, Cost Estimates of European Reassurance Initiative Efforts

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department to establish priorities among objectives under the European Reassurance Initiative and provide comprehensive estimates of ERI sustainment costs. GAO said in a report published Friday that DoD has not evaluated ERI initiatives against missions funded under the department’s base budget, which could lead …

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GAO: Guidance Needed to Manage US Border Patrol Tech Assist Data Quality

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the U.S. Border Patrol agency craft guidance to manage data on the contributions of technology platforms or other assets to secure the southwest border. GAO said Thursday it found that Border Patrol lacks “sufficient” guidance to validate the usability, reliability and accuracy of asset assists data that agents …

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GAO: ODNI Should Develop Policy, Implementation Plan for Continuous Evaluation of Clearance Holders

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to create a formal policy and implementation plan for the continuous evaluation of clearance holders and employees in sensitive positions across the executive branch. GAO said Tuesday ODNI has taken steps to implement continuous evaluation but the agency has …

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GAO: Bid Protests Down 7% in Fiscal Year 2017

The Government Accountability Office reported that the total number of protests filed with the agency to dispute federal contract awards hit 2,596 in fiscal year 2017, a figure that represents a 7 percent decline over the 2,789 recorded in the previous fiscal year. GAO told congressional committees in a report published Monday that contractors filed …

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