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Watchdog gives mixed report on FBI case management project

August 6, 2007 Schedule and cost estimates for the FBI's upgrade of information technology infrastructure could be unreliable if the bureau fails to expand its acquisition handbook to implement certain best practices, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. While the FBI largely is using good methods to manage its...

DHS says spending provision could hurt small business contracting

August 3, 2007 A provision in a House spending bill could hamper the Homeland Security Department's efforts to do business with small companies, an agency official said Thursday. The provision -- Section 537 of the fiscal 2008 homeland security spending bill (H.R. 2638) -- states that funds for DHS can be obligated only...

GSA lets 29 firms in on massive tech services contract

July 31, 2007 The General Services Administration on Tuesday announced the 29 firms it has selected to compete for orders under Alliant, a $50 billion governmentwide information technology services contract. The multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a five-year base with one five-year option, and is designed to provide agencies with...

Agencies struggle to meet goals on opening work to contractors

July 30, 2007 Agencies are struggling to make progress on President Bush's initiative to open federal jobs to bids from contractors, according to a new quarterly score card released by the Office of Management and Budget Monday. The assessment for the third quarter of fiscal 2007, which ended June 30, showed five agencies...

Senate backs holding TSA to standard contracting rules

July 27, 2007 The Senate attached an amendment to the fiscal 2008 Homeland Security appropriations bill late Thursday that would require the Transportation Security Administration to adhere to the same procurement regulations as other federal agencies. Senators agreed to the amendment, introduced by Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, by unanimous...

Caution urged on border, immigration contracts

July 27, 2007 Agencies must learn from mistakes made during three recent spending and acquisition "binges" ahead of an anticipated immigration- and border security-related procurement spike, a House official said Thursday. At a management-focused panel discussion Thursday, Michael McCarthy, staff director for the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization...

Senators seek to hold TSA to standard acquisition rules

July 26, 2007 An amendment to the fiscal 2008 Homeland Security appropriations bill introduced in the Senate would require the Transportation Security Administration to adhere to the same procurement regulations as other federal agencies. TSA is one of the few agencies not required to comply with the Federal Acquisition Regulation, a set of...

Homeland Security urged to weigh all options for consolidating offices

July 25, 2007 The Homeland Security Department and General Services Administration should consider more alternatives before consolidating Homeland Security offices in Washington, D.C., at a new location, according to a report from a watchdog agency. More information is needed to help the agencies gain backing for their preferred site -- St. Elizabeths Hospital...

Senators to nominee: Put ‘M’ back in OMB

July 24, 2007 The new director of the Office of Management and Budget must focus on management issues even in the midst of anticipated budget battles, members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee told nominee Jim Nussle Tuesday. "We have tried to re-establish the 'M' in OMB," said Sen. George...

Taxpayer advocate again raps private debt collection effort

July 23, 2007 The Internal Revenue Service's national taxpayer advocate last week reiterated her strong opposition to the privatization of tax debt collection, in a report released a day after a House committee passed a measure that would bar outsourcing of collections. As part of her annual fiscal year objectives report to Congress,...

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