Department of Veterans Affairs

Over-rated disability claims by contractor

We see many patients who have been sent to QTC for their compensation and pension exams and receive a much higher rating than their testing at our facility would indicate. I started a folder of examples of those who were over-rated. They are rated from 30% to 100%, and should only be rated at 0% based on my evaluaton. The first question that has to be answered when determining service connection, is whether a change ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

DHS-wide adoption of PIER system for public information

DHS should purchase a software license for PIER (public information for emergency response) System to serve the public information needs of the Department and all of its components, and, mandate the use of PIER by all component agencies in day-to-day and crisis response communications to achieve unity of effort and continuity of experience for our site visitors. While HHS, USCIS and the USCG already use PIER, contracting ...more »

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Department of Defense

Reduce total % Overhead/admin costs on contracts/subcontracts

Publish, by company, the avg % of overhead/admin and profits charged on government contracts, to include admin costs for sub-contracted support. Include % of cost over-runs. Publish a set of goals for desired % of overhead/admin, and profits - that is, based on best business practices and add to contracting toolbox to use for comparisons and assessing historical performance of company. Include a risk factor based on ...more »

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