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Department of Energy

Combine Federal Contracting Offices to Optimize Resources

Everyone knows the federal contracting workforce is understaffed and under-experienced for the workload facing them. It's time to optimize scarce resources and make organizational changes in key agencies. DOD should combine its services' contracting resources to ensure it has the experienced well trained people it needs. Organizational changes as well as evaluating each agency's processes for efficiencies could save money... more »

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Government Accountability Office

Stop Small Business Set Asides and the 8(A) Program

In theory the programs work, but in practice there are too many flaws. Contractors know these flaws and capitalize on them. The government needs to fix these flaws or get rid of the programs altogether. The programs were intended to give opportunities to small businesses. For example, the 8(a) program gives qualified contractors the opportunity to receive "sole-source" contracts (not exceeding $3.5 million for goods and... more »

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