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Author: Charles Eaton
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: growth, partnerships, farming, contract
Number of Pages: 180
Published: 2001-01
ISBN-10: 9251045933
ISBN-13: 9789251045930

The purpose of this guide is to provide advice: first, to management of existing contract farming companies on how to improve their operations; second, to companies that are considering starting such ventures on the preconditions and management actions necessary for success; and third, to government officials seeking to promote new contract farming operations or monitor existing operations. The guide descries in detail the general modus operandi, internal functions and monitoring mechanisms of contract farming. It emphasizes that sustainable contract farming arrangements are only possible when
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Author: Barry Leonard
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: planning, award, administration, contract, capability, central, incident, response, review
Number of Pages: 327
Published: 2008-04-01
ISBN-10: 1428988823
ISBN-13: 9781428988828

Evaluates the planning, award, & admin. of the Central Incident Response Capability (CIRC) contract of the The Dept. of Vet. Affairs (VA). This audit determined whether the contract was properly planned & awarded; administered effectively; & reasonably priced. The contract was to provide state-of-the-practice incident handling & response capabilities for the entire VA. VA had to expand the existing CIRC to a broader, world-class operational environment to assure confidentiality, integrity, availability, & privacy of information & services for Veterans. The report identified weaknesses in the p
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Author: États-Unis. General Accounting Office
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: contract, need, oversight, fees, program, management, interagency
Number of Pages: 69
Published: 2002
ISBN-10: 1428944206
ISBN-13: 9781428944206
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Author: Jeanette M. Franzel
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: improper, reducing, payments, congressional, testimony, oversight, effective, audits, role, helping, ensure, contract
Number of Pages: 34
Published: 2011-04-01
ISBN-10: 1437981119
ISBN-13: 9781437981117

Gov't. agencies are increasingly reliant on contractors to execute their missions. The gov't. needs strong controls to provide reasonable assurance that these contract funds are not being lost to improper payments (fraud and errors), waste, and mis-management. Effective contract oversight, which includes effective internal controls throughout the contracting process, is essential to protecting gov't. and taxpayer interests. This testimony describes the: (1) contracting cycle and related internal controls; (2) Defense Contract Audit Agency and its role in performing contract audits for fed. age
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Author: Kay L. Daly
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: management, internal, control, pervasive, contract, deficiencies, medicare, medicaid, services, centers
Number of Pages: 65
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437926258
ISBN-13: 9781437926255

As a result of internal control deficiencies discussed in a 2007 report on certain contracts at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the auditor was asked to identify the extent to which CMS: (1) implemented effective control procedures over contract actions; and (2) established a strong control environment for contract management. The auditor used a statistical random sample of 2008 CMS contract actions to assess CMS internal control procedures. The results were projected to the population of 2008 CMS contract actions. The auditor reviewed contract file documentation and inte
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Author: William M. Solis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Inc.
Keywords: support, operational, manages, contract, congressional, testimony, plans, dod, cultural, change, needed, improve, warfighter
Number of Pages: 26
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 1437936423
ISBN-13: 9781437936421

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Discusses the challenges the DoD faces in institutionalizing operational contract support throughout the Dept. The institutionalization of operational contract support includes planning for the use of contractors, training of military personnel on the use of contractor support, accurately tracking contractor use, and establishing measures to ensure that contractors are accountable. This statement focuses on the extent to which DoD has institutionalized operational contract support. It is based on recently published reports and te
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Author: John Hutton
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: concerns, contractors, contract, specialists, delineates, study, contracting, army, case, defense
Number of Pages: 53
Published: 2008-07
ISBN-10: 143790338X
ISBN-13: 9781437903386

In 2007, the DoD paid contractors $158 billion for a range of services, including contract specialists. To better understand the use of contractors in this role, a case study was initiated at the Army Contracting Agencyżs Contracting Center of Excellence (CCE). This report determined: (1) the extent to which and why CCE relies on contractor contract specialists; (2) how risks of contractor use are mitigated; (3) how the cost of the contractors compares to that for CCEżs govżt. employees; and (4) whether the contract vehicles were appropriate. The author reviewed a random sample of contract
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