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Report: Poor Contract Handling Leads EPA to Pay ‘Unallowable’ Fees

A new watchdog report shows the Environmental Protection Agency overpaid contractors in a $100 million information technology contract due to poor contract management controls. The audit issued Monday by EPA’s office of inspector general reviewed 11 of 64 invoices released between March 2018 and February 2019 through a single task order under the contract with SRA International. The IG said it received a complaint about EPA’s invoices and payments. 

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Trump to Nominate Andrew Wheeler as Permanent EPA Administrator

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate Andrew Wheeler, who has been acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency since July, to serve as EPA head on a permanent basis, The New York Times reported Friday. Wheeler was confirmed by the Senate in April as EPA deputy administrator but took over as interim chief after Scott Pruitt resigned from his post in July.

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House Panel Launches Inquiry Into EPA’s Contractor Oversight

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has asked the Environmental Protection Agency whether it uses internal controls to oversee its contractor workforce. The committee wrote in a Tuesday letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt that reports by the Government Accountability Office and the EPA’s inspector general office cited gaps in …

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Holly Greaves to be Nominated as EPA CFO

Holly Greaves, senior adviser to the Environmental Protection Agency administrator for budget and audit, will be nominated by President Donald Trump as the next EPA chief financial officer. The White House said Wednesday Greaves has extensive experience with federal accounting standards, financial and information technology environments as well as financial …

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EPA Aims to Promote Environmental Stewardship Through Agency-Industry Partnership

The Environmental Protection Agency has launched a program meant to help regulated industries manage environmental outcomes through a sector-based collaborative approach. EPA said Oct. 3 its Smart Sectors initiative offers the agency an opportunity to explore environmental protection methods and policies. Participating sectors include the aerospace, construction, electronics and technology, power generation and …

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GAO: Most Participating Agencies Met Spending Requirements Under Small Business R&D Programs

The Government Accountability Office has found that most agencies met spending requirements under two small business research and development programs in fiscal year 2015. GAO said Wednesday nine of 11 participating agencies under the Small Business Innovation Research program submitted the required report on obligations for extramural research and development work, which are …

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Report: House Democrats Use DoD Study to Question Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Request

House Democratic lawmakers have cited a Defense Department-backed study to question President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal 2018 that would increase defense spending by $54 billion, Defense News reported Tuesday. Lawmakers who attended the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing Tuesday discussed the Defense Business Board study, which claimed that …

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