Category Archives: Government Accountability Office

GAO Seeks Improvements to Contractor Whistleblower Pilot Program

A report issued by the Government Accountability Office recommends improvements to the Pilot Program for Enhancement of Contractor Employee Whistleblower Protections. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (PL 112-239) added 41 USC 4712 to create a four-year … Continue reading

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GAO’s 2017 High-Risk List Cites Continuing Procurement Issues

The Government Accountability Office has released is High-Risk List for 2017. The HRL, issued every two years, examines federal programs and operations that are especially vulnerable to waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement, or that need transformative change. The report, GAO-17-317, … Continue reading

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GAO Develops Electronic Protest Docketing System, Proposes Filing Fee

The Government Accountability Office is proposing to amend its bid protest regulations to implement section 1501 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (PL 113-76) and make administrative changes. The proposed revisions implement the Act’s requirement to establish and … Continue reading

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GAO Report Seeks Improvement in DoD Major System Acquisitions

A report issued by the Government Accountability Office, Joint Action Needed by DOD and Congress to Improve Outcomes, examines the acquisition of major defense systems and makes recommendations for improving the procurement processes of these systems. The report discusses: the … Continue reading

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GAO Completes Review of DFARS Rulemaking Procedures

The Government Accountability Officer has issued a final report entitled “Department of Defense: Acquisition Rulemaking Practices.” For the April 17, 2015, report (GAO-15-423R), GAO analyzed 279 final and interim DFARS rules published in the Federal Register between 2010 and 2014 to determine the … Continue reading

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GAO Adds IT Acquisitions to High Risk List

The Government Accountability Office has released its biennial High Risk List and announced the addition of two new areas, including Improving the Management of IT Acquisitions and Operations. Every two years at the start of a new Congress, GAO calls attention to agencies … Continue reading

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GAO Denies Protest of $3.01 and $2.55 Billion NASA Commercial Space Transportation Awards

The Comptroller General has denied Sierra Nevada Corporation’s protest of two contract awards for the development of commercial crew space transportation capability. The technical evaluation subfactor of the request for proposals included consideration of the offeror’s approach to obtaining government certification of its … Continue reading

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