Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Federal Procurement Is Under Investigation

The House of Representatives' Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is reviewing Army technology contracts that were awarded in a possibly inappropriate manner. Contracts awarded by the U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) in 2005 and 2006 supposedly involved close personal relationships and sharing of confidential cost estimates between government officials and contractors. The investigation of CECOM contracts is part of the committee's larger investigation of the federal procurement system. You can read more about the House review in the Washington Post.

Who shapes policy regarding Federal contracts? The Office of Federal Procurement Policy, which is under the Office of Management and Budget. A database of government procurement information is maintained by the General Services Administration at

You can find additional resources about federal procurement in our guide.

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