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Report: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Seeks Independent Agency for Federal Inspectors General

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., has proposed the establishment of a single agency for the federal government’s inspectors general, Federal News Radio reported. Heitkamp said an independent IG agency would give investigative officials more freedom to perform agency audits and should function as an extension of the Government Accountability Office and Congress. Her proposal …

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Nonprofit Group POGO Recommends Updates to Online Federal Spending Database

The Project on Government Oversight has called on the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget to update the functionality of a web-based resource for federal spending information. Both agencies should work to address data search filter, presentation and reporting concerns related to USAspending.gov, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization said in a …

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POGO’s Scott Amey: GSA’s Proposal to Scrap Market Price Reporting Could Hinder Savings

The Project on Government Oversight has urged the General Services Administration to drop its proposal for the government to use prices previously paid for goods and services as the basis for procurement rather than actual commercial pricing. Scott Amey, POGO’s general counsel, writes in an opinion piece published Friday that GSA’s proposal for …

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Senate Committee Mulls Future of DCAA

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held hearings yesterday on the fate and the future of contracting oversight, taking testimony from diametrically opposed sides. On one hand, watchdog groups advocated for a beefed up role for the Defense Contract Audit Agency (which, belying its name, also audits most …

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