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Senators Seek Updates on OMB’s Pilot Program for Federal Contractor Reporting

acquisition policySens. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware) have requested the Office of Management and Budget to provide updates on a pilot program that seeks to reduce reporting costs for federal contractors in compliance with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014.

In a letter published Tuesday, the lawmakers asked OMB Director Shaun Donovan to provide information on how the Office of Federal Procurement Policy would implement the Government Accountability Office’s recommendations for the pilot program.

According to the letter, OFPP launched the pilot initiative to build software designed to help contractors publish reports on a central website.

Johnson and Carper co-wrote the letter with Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio).

GAO’s recommendations include a redesign of the program to assess data elements and development of a project plan that adheres to pilot project management practices.

The senators called for OMB to submit a plan that details schedules and tasks the agency plans to undertake in order to comply with GAO’s recommendations as well as describe the role of the General Services Administration in the pilot program.

The lawmakers asked OMB to submit its response by May 27, according to the letter.

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