Tag Archives: service contracts

GAO: Coordination Key to Identify DoD’s Professional Services Acquisition Needs


A Government Accountability Office report says the Defense Department should establish a coordinated approach for military organizations to forecast and manage funding requirements for professional services contracts. GAO said Thursday it found that DoD obligated about $85 billion for the acquisition of research and development, facility management and knowledge-based services during fiscal 2014, …

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GAO Finds Problems in Service Contract Inventories

The Office of Management and Budget and Congress could not meaningfully use several service contract lists from agencies to compare obligations among agencies or find spending trends, the Government Accountability Office has found. GovExec reports GAO conducted an audit of the inventories as part of evaluation of the Obama administration’s …

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New Labor Dept. Rule: Contractors to Keep Established Workers

Companies that win established contracts must offer employment to its predecessors’ employees, the Labor Department announced Monday. The Labor Department issued its final rules on the Federal Register, mandating the inclusion of a clause offering employees the right of first refusal of employment under the successors’ contract in positions for …

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DoD Service Contracting to Take a Hit under Senate Committee Plan

Under a spending measure approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Defense Department’s funding for service contracts would be cut down to 2010 levels, in what Federal News Radio said amounted to a service-contractor hiring freeze. DoD’s service-contracting budget would take a $1.1 billion cut, according to a committee …

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Agencies Run into Roadblocks Reviewing Service Contracts

Federal agencies are having a slow-go of evaluating their use of service contracts, Federal News Radio reports, and some may, in fact, end up missing the June 30 deadline. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 directed the Office of Management and Budget to issue guidance on agencies’ use of service …

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More DHS In-sourcing Coming?

The Department of Homeland Security recently finished reviewing about 100 service contracts, and the next step could be bringing some  positions in house through in-sourcing, according to a report in Federal Times. DHS also plans to review every existing and future contract. The contracts that have thus far been reviewed …

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