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GAO: Agencies Awarded Hundreds of Contracts to Companies with Tax Issues

The Government Accountability Office found that some agencies have “inappropriately” awarded more than 1,800 contracts to companies with unreported tax debts. GAO said Wednesday that the Army, Navy and the departments of Energy, Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs made potential violations of federal regulations between 2015 and 2016 when they worked with contractors with delinquent debts and penalties for noncompliance with tax laws. 

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GAO Finds Issues in Energy Department’s Subcontractor Oversight

The Government Accountability Office called on the Department of Energy to improve oversight of its subcontractors after a recent review found that the department had failed to audit over $3.4 billion in subcontracts over the past 10 years. GAO issued a report on Tuesday highlighting the improper auditing process at DOE and the challenges in tracking subcontract ownerships in the department’s multi-billion dollar programs.

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Deltek Report: Presidential Transition Will Have Minimal Effect on Federal IT Contracting

Deltek has released a new report on the presidential transition process, current federal environment and past impacts of administration changes on federal contracting along with analysis of candidates’ agendas, policy positions and potential impact on federal budgets, human capital and programs. The company said Tuesday its Impact of the Presidential Transition 2016-2017 …

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Profile: Patricia Shiu, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Director

Patricia Shiu serves as director of the Labor Department‘s office of federal contract compliance programs, where she leads an 800-employee staff in enforcing equal employment opportunity regulations for the federal contracting sector. She also serves on the National Equal Pay Enforcement Task Force, responsible for enforcing the 1983 Equal Pay …

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House OKs Contractor Withhold Repeal, Now to White House

The much-maligned contractor withholding tax that never was, thanks to multiple delays, is set to be no more. The House voted 422-0 Wednesday to repeal a requirement that the federal government, plus state and local governments withhold 3 percent of all government contracts. This unanimous approval comes six days after …

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OFPP Admin Says Fed Contractor Work Bill Promotes Insourcing

A recent bill that would limit contractors’ from completing work that is considered an inherently governmental job “sweeps away sensible and thoughtful,” Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Dan Gordon said to Federal Computer Week. The bill that Gordon, senators and White House officials seem to be disagreeing on is …

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Senate Amends, Then OKs Contractor Withhold Repeal

Congress got one step closer Thursday toward repealing a 3 percent withholding tax on all government contracts as the Senate voted 95-0 to approve the measure. However, businesses will have to wait until at least next week to see the requirement taken off the books. The Senate also included an …

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