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DHS Informs Contractors about Portal Security Breach

The Department of Homeland Security has informed contractors their private documents and financial information were exposed by a security breach at its procurement web portal, according to a report on the KrebsonSecurity blog. The report stated approximately 114 contractors that … Continue reading

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GAO Sustains Protest of $1.76 Billion Contract Award to “Old” SAIC

A $1.76 billion contract award for medical, biomedical, and health services was improper because the awardee’s proposal and the evaluation did not reasonably reflect the manner in which the contract would be performed, the likely costs of performance, or the … Continue reading

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GAO Upholds OASIS RFP’s Restrictive JV Experience Requirement

A pre-award protest of a request for proposals for professional services was denied because the protester failed to establish the experience requirement for joint ventures was unduly restrictive of competition. The RFP for services supporting the One Acquisition Solution for … Continue reading

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Northrop Grumman Settles Allegations It Improperly Charged Costs

The Justice Department announced this week that Northrop Grumman Corp. has paid the government $11.4 million to settle a claim for penalties provided under the Federal Acquisition Regulation and False Claims Act based on allegations the company failed to abide … Continue reading

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GAO Issues Report on Government’s Use of Reverse Auctions

The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the use of reverse auctions to acquire goods and services. As part of the study leading up to the report, GAO examined reverse auction activities of the Departments of the Army, … Continue reading

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OMB Increases Executive Compensation Benchmark By Nearly $190,000

Today’s advance Federal Register contains an Office of Management and Budget/Office of Federal Procurement Policy notice setting $952,308 as the maximum executive compensation benchmark amount allowable under government contracts for Fiscal Year 2012. The benchmark compensation amount limits the allowability … Continue reading

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Iraqi Firm Pays $2.7M to Settle FCA Violations

The United States Department of Justice has announced a settlement with the Iraqi Consultants and Construction Bureau that resolves allegations of False Claims Act violations arising from illegal payments made to obtain Department of Defense contracts in Iraq. As part … Continue reading

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