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Officials Say Agencies, Companies Need More Communication

Several federal leaders and executives agreed at a Thursday conference that agencies and private companies should have more dialogue for information technology acquisitions, Federal Times reports. Pete Tseronis, Energy Department chief technology officer, suggested agencies conduct agency-wide meetings to share ideas with contractors at the Acquisition Excellence conference in Washington. …

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Lawmaker Calls for Contract Spending Review

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) called for a review of contractor expenses within the government workplace at a subcommittee hearing Wednesday. She said service contract spending has increased 44 percent from $181 billion into $324 billion throughout the last 10 years. Spending for federal employees has also increased 34 percent from …

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Senators Bring Bill to Cut Max Contractor Reimbursement

Two senators introduced a bill Friday to lower the maximum amount for reimbursement of government contractor salaries. Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced the Common-Sense Contractor Compensation Act to lower the maximum reimbursement rate and extend the limit to all contracting employees. Contracting firms have been allowed to charge …

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GAO Recommends Navy Review Costs of NGEN

The Government Accountability Office said Tuesday the Navy must again review its Intranet program acquisition strategies. GAO said in its report the Navy is acquiring program capabilities in increments, resulting in as many as 21 different contracts for its Next General Enterprise Network program. NGEN was established in 2007 to …

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