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Maria Contreras-Sweet: SBA Moves to Resolve HR, IT, Contracting Program Challenges

Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator at the Small Business Administration, has informed a House committee that the agency launched efforts to address agency operations management issues identified during audits by the SBA Inspector General and Government Accountability Office. Contreras-Sweet told the House Small Business Committee in a written testimony published Thursday that SBA formed a working group to …

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GAO: NASA, TSA Use ‘Other Transaction’ Agreements Outside RD&D, Prototypes

The Government Accountability Office reports that a majority of the 11 federal agencies authorized to use what GAO called “other transaction” agreements for contracting or financial assistance programs employed them sparingly from fiscal year 2010 to 2014. GAO said in a report submitted Thursday to Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) — ranking member …

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GAO Evaluates TSA’s Efforts to Change Airport Screening System Acquisitions

A Government Accountability Office official has said that the Transportation Security Administration has initiated efforts to change the way it acquires passenger and baggage screening systems used at airports in order to comply with the TSA Reform Act. Michele Mackin, director of acquisition and sourcing management at GAO, said in written testimony to the House Homeland …

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Anne Rung, Tony Scott: OMB Seeks Comments on Software Acquisition Directive

The Office of Management and Budget seeks public feedback on a proposed directive that details policies on how federal agencies can manage and procure software licenses in compliance with the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. The Category Management Policy 16-1 was drafted in response to a recent Government Accountability Office report, …

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GAO’s Ralph White: Most Federal Acquisition Programs Fall Within Legal Boundaries

Ralph White, managing associate general counsel for procurement law at the Government Accountability Office, said the GAO has found agencies comply with regulations when they implement the majority of their acquisition initiatives, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes White added the number of contractor protests for task and …

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GAO: DoD Should Update Acquisition Workforce Plan

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Defense Department update its plan for DoD’s acquisition workforce and release guidance on the utilization of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund. GAO made the recommendation after an analysis showed six of the 13 acquisition-related career areas did not meet growth objectives DoD crafted in 2010 as part of its …

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CBO: DHS CBRNE Defense Act Would Cost GAO $1M

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated the Department of Homeland Security CBRNE Defense Act will cost the Government Accountability Office $1 million in report preparations from 2016 to 2017. H.R. 3875 requires GAO to submit a report to Congress about DHS’ research and development work on chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear …

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