New law calls for expanded use of existing databases to guard against fraud and error.
Responding to IG pressure, the Homeland Security Department has been revamping its rules for awarding risky cost reimbursement contracts rather than safer fixed-price options.
An audit finds that DOD agencies often award contracts to the only bidder without trying to expand competition, despite DOD's own guidance.
The president signed a bill that will put more controls on the use of government charge cards.
After an audit found that agencies have made very little use of strategic sourcing, DOD and other agencies point to some reforms, pledge to make more.
A pending report on four key agencies finds less than 5 percent of FY 2011 procurement was managed through strategic sourcing.
The cheapest deal isn't always the best buy, industry advocates argue.
The Obama administration's pledge to pay the legal fees of contractors who run into trouble for sequestration-related layoffs might not be legal.
In an era of federal streamlining and cost-cutting, these companies are thriving by helping agencies get the most out of their data and dollars.
Agencies are supposed to maintain contract inventories to give management a clear picture of where their money goes, but some critical data is difficult to get.
The military is facing the risk of digital sabotage in counterfeit electronics components infiltrating defense systems.
The General Service Administration's Schedule 70 contracts offer agencies an easy route to acquire IT-related products and services, and many vendors and contractors do a brisk business using it. Here are the top 50.