Category Archives: Government Accountability Office

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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GAO Announces 5% Increase in Bid Protests for FY 2014, 13% Sustain Rate

The Government Accountability Office has released its Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2014.  In addition to providing data concerning GAO’s overall protest filings for the fiscal year, the report includes information on each instance in which an agency did … Continue reading

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GAO: DCAA Inconsistent in Implementing Internal Audit Report Requirements

According to a November 12, 2014, report issued by the Government Accountability Office, the Defense Contract Audit Agency revised its guidance in the Contract Audit Manual to address documentation requirements regarding the use of internal audit reports, as mandated by … Continue reading

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GAO Wants Better Oversight of Third-Party WOSB Certifiers

A report released by the Government Accountability Office finds the Small Business Administration performs minimal oversight of third-party women-owned small business program certifiers and that SBA had not developed procedures that provide reasonable assurance that only eligible businesses obtain WOSB set-aside contracts. To be … Continue reading

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GAO Recommends DoD Release More Information on Specialty Metals Waivers

A report released by the Government Accountability Office (Specialty Metals: DOD Sissemination of National Security Waiver Information Could Enhance Awareness and Compliance with Restrictions. GAO-15-133, October 16) recommends that the Department of Defense disseminate non-sensitive information within DoD and its supplier-base on the … Continue reading

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GAO Tells Agencies to Improve Market Research Documentation

A report issued by the Government Accountability Office examines how four federal agencies conduct and use market research. In preparing the report,  GAO reviewed regulations and market research policy and guidance at the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Transportation, and at the … Continue reading

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