Category Archives: Government Accountability Office

GAO Tells Agencies to Improve Oversight of Contractor-Operated Systems

Federal agencies often rely on contractors to operate computer systems and process information on their behalf, but agencies must ensure that contractors adequately protect these systems and information. A report released today by the Government Accountability Office details GAO’s review of agency oversight of contractor-operated systems for six … Continue reading

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GAO: More Guidance Needed on Urgency Exception

A March 2014 Government Accountability Office Report, “Noncompetitive Contracts Based on Urgency Need Additional Oversight,” found coding errors raised concerns about the reliability of federal procurement data on the use of the unusual and compelling urgency exception to full and open competition. In … Continue reading

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