Contracting

Pentagon, Lockheed Martin Failed to Ensure Proper Parts for F-35

Watchdog questions adherence to contracts and performance incentives for Defense’s largest buy.

Park Service Official and Boosters Helped Artist Avoid Taxes

Interior watchdog confirms agency mishandled purchase of $39,000 painting. 

More Guilty Pleas in Navy Department Liquor Bribery Case  

New Yorkers had paid employee $250,000 for unauthorized discount purchases.

Agencies Agree to Do More to Identify Contractors With Tax Debts

GAO tells contracting officers to keep a closer eye, and IRS and GSA agree.

Newly Unveiled Pentagon Fraud Report Names 9 Debarred Contractors

From 2013-2017, investigators pursued 1,059 criminal cases and convicted 1,087 defendants.

FEMA Used Google Rather Than Verified Registry to Fill Hurricane Relief Contracts

Agency that has come under recent scrutiny for handling of contracts rejects IG recommendations.

Price Drop: Lockheed Pitches $80M F-35A to Pentagon

That’s the cheapest price yet for the Air Force version of the fifth-generation jet.

Contractors Advise Lawmakers on How to Reduce Pain During the Next Shutdown

House Democrats’ field hearing spotlights suffering from the most recent lapse in appropriations as message to colleagues.

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FEMA Showed Weak Mastery of Contracts During Hurricane Response and Recovery

GAO report on $5 billion spent after Harvey, Irma and Maria shows "inconsistencies" in contracting.

Watchdog: OMB and GSA Need a Better Plan For Shared Payroll Services

GAO says planners lack roadmap to monitor agency roles in switch to new software.

Pentagon Contract Managers Failed to Police Overpayments to Executives

Inspector general questioned $22 million in 18 audits not allowable under the FAR.

Pentagon Watchdog Launches Probe of Acting Defense Chief's Boeing Ties

Shanahan welcomes the investigation pushed by Democrats and transparency group.

Air Force One: New Estimate Bumps Total Cost By Nearly One-Third

The $5.3 billion price tag is the Pentagon’s first public accounting to include the new hangars and various other costs.

ATF Rushed Sole-Source Contracts Without Market Research, Watchdog Finds

Agency met small business award goals, mostly to Alaska Native Corporations.

Who Are The Private Contractors Fighting In Iraq And Afghanistan? An Inside Look At This Invisible Military Force

A new study looks at obituaries of private military contractors killed at war. The majority are white men with significant military experience.

Boeing Has ‘Severe Situation’ After Parts Left in Tankers, Says Top USAF Buyer

Will Roper’s harsh assessment comes amid the unrelated grounding of company’s popular 737 Max jetliner.