The Defense Department has ordered to delay by two months the initial operational test and evaluation of the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter aircraft as DoD waits for the deployment of the new software version, Defense News reported Wednesday.
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency has launched a website that serves as a searchable database of audit reports from offices of the inspector general across the federal government. The Project On Government Oversight said Monday 64 of the 67 OIGs that publicly issue reports have agreed to …Read More »
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 …Read More »
A new Government Accountability Office report has found that agencies are managing to crack down on risky contractors, but industry watchers said more needs to be done to stamp out bad actors in the acquisition business, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Christian Davenport writes the GAO study saw procurement-related suspensions …Read More »
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 …Read More »