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June 7, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Call Me Maybe



Cellphones GSA's new wireless agreement is being applauded for its cost savings and efficiencies. But does it really answer the call, especially after taking years to award?

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 12, 2013

By Meryl Grenadier

The Benefits of Bid Protests



Contract Oversight In his recent article "Bid Protests: The Costs Are Real, But the Benefits Outweigh Them" Daniel I. Gordon defends the U.S. bid protest system and argues that the benefits of the system can be enhanced though greater transparency in government procurements.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 15, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Public Deserves Access to Contractor Workforce Size and Cost Data



Letter from the National Science Foundation Access to federal government data on the size and cost of the contractor workforce needs improvement. Agencies still don't collect the data needed to understand the financial burden of millions of government and contractor workers.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 11, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Army of One ... Contractor



Contract Oversight Don't like competing for contracts? Head to the Department of Defense, which routinely awards contracts where it solicited or received only one bid.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 1, 2012

By Neil Gordon

GAO Report Finds Federal Agencies Must Improve Service Contract Inventories



Contract Oversight The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has followed up its critical review of Department of Defense service contract inventories with an equally negative assessment of the civilian agencies' ability to track the service contractor workforce.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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