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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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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: Agencies Still Not Complying with Past Performance Reporting Requirements

According to a report issued today by the Government Accountability Office, federal government agencies generally have improved their level of compliance with contractor past performance reporting requirements, but the rate of compliance varies widely by agency and most have not met … Continue reading

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GAO Report Highlights Need For Greater Understanding of Training Costs, Benefits

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Earlier today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report titled: Federal Agencies Obtain Training to Meet Requirements, but Have Limited Insight into Cost and Benefit of Training Investment. The report summarizes GAO’s findings from a survey it conducted of … Continue reading

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