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Improper Payments: Most Selected Agencies Improved Procedures to Help Ensure Risk Assessments of All Programs and Activities
GAO’s review of the 24 Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 (CFO Act) agencies’ fiscal years 2014 through 2016 agency financial reports (AFR) and performance and accountability reports (PAR) found that these agencies generally adhered to the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) improper payment risk assessment reporting directives. However, GAO found instances of nonadherence…
General Electric Aviation, Lynn, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $143,481,258 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of 22 low-rate initial production Lot 1 and 2 T408-GE-400 turboshaft engines for the CH-53K helicopter, including associated engine and programmatic support, logistics support, peculiar support equipment, and spares.
HBI-GF, JV, of Tampa, Florida, protests the exclusion of its proposal from the competitive range by the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, under request for proposals (RFP) No. W912EP-17-R-0008, for the construction of cutoff walls at the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) embankment, at Lake Okeechobee in Florida. The protester challenges the agency’s decision to exclude HBI-GF due to an organizational conflict of interest (OCI), and alleges that the agency’s OCI analysis was flawed.
We deny the protest.
Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc., of San Diego, California, protests the Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) modification of task order No. N5523617F3001, which was awarded to URS Federal Services, Inc., of Germantown, Maryland, for engineering and technical support services at the Navy’s Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC). The protester, the incumbent contractor, alleges that the Navy improperly relaxed the requirements by removing two statement of work (SOW) provisions, which materially changed the scope of work anticipated by the solicitation and resulted in an improper sole-source contract for the modified work in violation of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA).
We dismiss the protest because it raises a matter of contract administration over which we do not exercise jurisdiction.
The U.S. intelligence community is upping its early-stage investments in machine-learning companies — but Beijing is pouring in far more.
Contractors filed fewer contract protests for the first time since 2013.
The administration will publish an annual report on how it decides whether to hoard or disclose newfound cyber vulnerabilities.
November 15, 2017 at 9:11 AM ET by Rob Joyce There can be no doubt…
Executive agency watchdogs on Wednesday urged Congress to enact legislation that would give them authority to demand testimony for investigations into waste, fraud and abuse, arguing that their inability to compel testimony from former agency employees poses a barrier to their oversight duties.