New rules could be on horizon for government contractors, former federal official says.
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Spokeswoman says the agency is ready to work with lawmakers to resolve the issue.
Bureau expects to save $5 million over three years by contracting the work to an Alaska Native firm, but some are skeptical the transition will go smoothly.
Lawyer for agency administrator Lurita Doan requests an inquiry into whether IG officials leaked information on an investigation of her.
Lawmakers ask GAO to look into the service’s placement, and its ability to manage contract guards.
The $4 million award also will go toward bringing speakers to educate young people about public service.
Over the past decade, seven large agencies have moved to shared service centers for financial management systems, administration officials say.
Bill would limit subcontracting, boost competition and transparency, and address acquisition workforce problems.
Such an arrangement would allow agencies that receive fewer services to pay lower overhead.
More than half of the officers who responded to the 2005 hurricanes lacked previous deployment experience, IG finds.