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December 20, 2013

By Tamer Azar

Effective Savings Requires Regulation Amendments



Contract Oversight With the increased use of reverse auctions in federal acquisitions, specific regulations and guidelines are needed to maximize the effectiveness of reverse auctions.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 16, 2013

By Paul Chassy, Ph.D., J.D.

DoD’s Workforce Cost Formula Stirs Debate



National Security The Defense Department’s methodology for comparing workforce costs has created a stir. Advocates for government workers and advocates for the contractors are fighting about necessary improvements, but facts and data should prevail, not myths.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 25, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

DoD OIG Expands into “Buy American” Compliance



National Security POGO urged the Defense Department Inspector General to expand its audit into domestic preference laws. The IG recently announced that is would expand the audit, and now it will investigate DoD compliance with the Berry Amendment and the Buy American Act.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 22, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Is the Army Making Workforce Decisions Without Cost Data?



Photo By: Cpl. Paul Peterson; CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan - A food service specialist with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Regional Command (Southwest), grills hamburger patties at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 12, 2013. The Army outlined plans to have soldiers work in dining halls and as security guards, removing contractors from those activities. Finding the right mix of military, civilian, and contractor personnel is essential to an effective military, and cost is a vit

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 13, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

DATA Act Gets a Boost at Transparency Conference



Open Government At the Data Transparency Conference this week, there was a lot of bipartisan support for proposed legislation to fix the many problems the public encounters with tracking federal spending: the Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act.

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Topics: Open Government

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