Due to poor contract management controls, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been overpaying contractors, and has had inadequate invoice reviews for noncompliant invoices that were undetected, a new EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG) report found. […]

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Energy, Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy inappropriately awarded 1,849 contracts to businesses that had tax debts in 2015 and 2016.






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MITRE’s new vice president for intelligence programs and vice president of human resources are Charles Clancy and Gus Bentivegna, respectively, the organization wrote in a May 14 press release. Bentivegna – who joined MITRE in April to enhance talent experience and total rewards compensation and benefits programs – will begin his new role immediately, and […] […]

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is taking heat in a May 7 report from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspector general (IG) which found that FEMA procurement staff used Google, rather than verified firms from FEMA’s Disaster Response Registry, to arrange a sizeable hurricane-recovery contract.






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Professional services company, Accenture, has won a blanket purchase order agreement contract – worth a potential $2 billion – from the Department of Energy (DOE), according to a news release on the company’s website.






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The Department of Defense (DoD) is soliciting submissions for construction manufacturing that can be done autonomously. The proposed technology should be able to construct barracks, houses, and other buildings, along with mobility and counter-mobility tools like bridges, culverts, and anti-vehicle obstacles.






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Kevin Bankston is leaving New America’s Open Technology Institute (OTI) to become director of privacy policy at Facebook, where he will focus on “development privacy-protective tools” and help shape privacy policy for emerging technologies.






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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), an agency of the United Nations, today announced the observance by more than 170 countries of “Girls in ICT Day,” which aims to help bridge the digital divide in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector. 






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The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) published a five-year Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) looking to develop new mobile communications security standards.






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The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is seeking to address data-sharing platform gaps that lead to inefficient dissemination of “knowledge” products, and updated a request for information (RFI) on a draft Statement of Work (SOW) for data management services from vendors.






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The U.S. Department of the Interior (DoI) issued a solicitation today seeking a contractor to maintain, expand, and promote the production of National Archive Data and Culture (NADAC).






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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on Thursday, April 18 that it would cancel its solicitation to add 10 new small business contractors to the agency’s 2.5 billion ONE OIT contract due to a pre-award protest. “After review of the pre-solicitation protest filed and a thorough assessment of the SEC’s business needs, a determination […] […]

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