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DoD fails to comply with rules to curb contractor estimate deficiencies

The Defense Department's contracting component hasn't complied with new rules meant to address deficiencies in the way contractors estimate prices says a June 29 DoD inspector general report.

Federal agencies meet their contracting goals for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses

Federal agencies set a new record for awarding contracting dollars to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses in fiscal 2014, says a June 26 Small Business Administration statement.

TIGTA: IRS awarding millions in contracts to businesses with federal tax debt

The Internal Revenue Service awarded millions of dollars in contracts to corporations with substantial federal tax debt, says a March 26 Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report that was released last week.

GSA exceeded subcategory prime small business contracting goal, received top grade from SBA

The General Services Administration awarded $1.5 billion in contracts to small businesses in fiscal 2014, with the Small Business Administration giving the agency an "A" grade for its efforts, says a June 29 GSA statement.

IG: Commerce not accurately reporting contracting data to FPDS-NG database

The Commerce Department isn't accurately reporting contracting data to the federal government's main procurement database, says a June 19 Commerce inspector general report.

GSA launches online tool for government buyers to search for past price quotes

The General Services Administration has launched an online, interactive platform meant to make it easier for government buyers to find information on past purchases, says a June 23 GSA blog post.

VA official says agency didn't commit fraud when skirting acquisition rules

A Veterans Affairs Department official told a House panel Tuesday that the agency did spend billions of dollars in purchases outside of federal acquisition rules, but only because they needed to quickly meet patient needs.

Sharpe: GSA collecting data to standardize Multiple Award Schedules product codes

The General Services Administration is in the process of collecting data to standardize product codes and part numbers as part of a massive overhaul of the Multiple Award Schedules, says a June 22 blog post by Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Tom Sharpe.

GAO: Contractors overstated agency energy savings

Some contractors overstated cost and energy savings to agencies trying to meet increasing energy efficiency goals, says a June 17 Government Accountability Office report.

Weapons system requirements are frequently changed by acquisition team, DoD officials tell GAO

Most military service officials told the Government Accountability Office that once weapon system requirements are developed and handed off to the acquisition team, the requirements are frequently changed without any input from the officials who actually wrote the requirements.