Order comes despite more than $7 million in savings.
Survey charts various small-biz set-aside categories to find the most valuable.
Continuing business, accolades for contractors accused of violations is common, experts say.
Army officials say acquisition reform efforts are already yielding dividends, particularly in fielding networked capabilities.
The Coast Guard's highest-ranking official joined with other officials in a ceremony for Bollinger Shipyards last weekend even though the Justice Department is currently in court accusing Bollinger of making false statements.
More than 30 contracts that should have gone to companies owned by service-disabled veterans might not have, IG finds.
Rule revisions tackle small business, cost-reimbursement contracts, multiple-award contracts, and small companies owned by women.
Despite some improvements, the Homeland Security Department is still having trouble keeping a central record of its $13 billion in annual procurements, according to testimony at a House subcommittee hearing.
Proposed legislation would forbid companies from challenging assessments or even correcting errors, critics say.
GSA’s Schedules program averaged an excess of $62.2 million in revenue over program costs, before contributions to reserves, each fiscal year.
Efforts to prevent the proliferation of overlapping programs have fallen short.
Contractors are frustrated by the unwillingness of contracting officers to assert their decision-making authority.