Tag Archives: acquisition

Agencies Must Improve Contract Plans, Report Says

Federal agencies do not always take advantage of acquisition planning, leading to late contract awards and cost overruns, a Government Accountability Office report says. For its report released Aug. 9, the GAO surveyed the Departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security, NASA and the Agency for International Development. …

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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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DoD Report: Testing Not to Blame for Weapons Delays

An independent Defense Department assessment found that weapons system did not significantly slow down the acquisition process, according to a Defense News report this week. The review, which was commissioned by Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Ashton Carter undertook a review of 40 major weapons programs that …

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Federal Contracting to go Green

Going green is no longer just a good idea. It’s a requirement — at least in future federal acquisitions. Earlier this week, Federal Times reported on a new federal acquisition regulation mandating that going forward, nearly all new contract activity, such as task and delivery orders will have meet energy-efficiency …

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