Procurement


GAO: Electronic waste guidance needs teeth

GSA guidelines don't carry the force of mandates, and GAO believes that the rules for electronic waste disposal needs the backing of an agency with enforcement powers.

Fix DOD's regulatory complexities, panel recommends

Lawmakers wants a simpler acquisition process that helps defense employees and doesn't intimidate potential contractors.

Army closes ITES hardware contract to non-Army buyers

ITES-2H becomes Army only vehicle so its life can be extended until a new award is made.

DOJ moving forward on disputed contract: report

Department is re-evaluating whether the contractor gave the taxpayers the best value, as advised by GAO.

GAO upholds protest of Justice ID management contract

The Justice Department did not properly evaluate pricing, past performance and organizational conflict of interest allegations in its award of a recent $844K contract, audit concludes.

Cloud conversation shifting to new concerns

Agencies have come a long way on their journey to implement cloud services, but they're still focusing on the low-hanging fruit.

Senators propose automatic contractor suspensions

Legislation aimed at increasing contractor accountability draws criticism.

GSA set to review struggling acquisition systems project

GSA has assembled a team to delve into problems with an effort to modernize and consolidate its universe of acquistion systems.

DOD competes more services than products

The Defense Department holds more open competitions when seeking services than when seeking products, audit finds.

IRMCO's 50-year run is at an end

The venerable federal conference has outlived its usefulness, its organizers say, and the time has come for something new.

Fired Eyak exec pleads guilty to fraud

Harold Babb faces prison time and will forfeit cash, properties and a Porsche to the government.

VA launches probe of reverse auctions

Did official sidestep best practices by ordering a halt?

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

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