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Lawmakers Question Govt. Leasing Costs

The amount of space the federal government leases should be reduced, but the current lease-scoring system hinders such efforts, a Government Accountability Office report says. The Washington Business Journal reports a Senate subcommittee met Thursday to discuss the findings with GAO officials. The 1990 Budget Enforcement Act requires agencies to …

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Fed Green IT Progress Not Tracked, Report Says

Most federal agencies have not created targets or baselines to measure green IT initiatives, a July 28 Government Accountability Office report says. GreenBiz.com reports the federal government will spend $79 billion this year on IT, including the purchase of roughly 1 million environmentally friendly computers and monitors. The green IT …

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GAO Looks at In-House vs. Contract Guards in Report

Both in-house security workers and contractors come with advantages and disadvantages for federal agencies, a Government Accountability Office report says. Homeland Security Today reports the GAO surveyed nine federal agencies that have military, law enforcement or security missions. Eight agencies used both in-house and contract security staff. The Veterans Health …

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Shorter Clearance Investigation Times for IT Pros

Are you a technology professional trying to get a security clearance? If so, the odds are you’ll be playing less of the waiting game than many others. That’s because the government processes clearances for IT pros more quickly than for others, according to a new study by ClearanceJobs.com, Nextgov reports. …

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GAO’s Authority to Hear ID/IQ Bid Protests for Civilian Contracts in Question

The Government Accountability Office’s authority to review bid protests at most civilian agencies — for large task or delivery orders under indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract vehicles — has expired, FierceGovernmentIT reported last week. That authority, for $10 million-plus orders on  ID/IQ contracts expired May 27. The ability for GAO …

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