Defense Acquisitions: Further Actions Needed to Address Weaknesses in DOD's Management of Professional and Management Support Contracts
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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In fiscal year 2008, the DOD obligated 200 billion on services contracts, including 42 billion for professional and management services. GAO previously identified weaknesses in DODs management and oversight of services contracts, contributing to DOD contract management being on GAOs high-risk list. For selected professional and management support contracts, GAO was asked to examine 1 the extent to which DOD considered the risks of contractors closely supporting inherently governmental functions at key decision points, 2 how DOD implemented performance-based practices, 3 the extent to which DOD designated trained surveillance personnel, and 4 whether a new review process may improve DODs management of such contracts. GAO reviewed federal regulations, agency policies and guidance, and analyzed seven acquisitions approved from 2004 to 2007 and 64 related task orders for services.
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