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Author: John P. Hutton
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: practices, consistently, applied, fees, award, contracting, guidance, federal
Number of Pages: 60
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437918646
ISBN-13: 9781437918649

In prior work, the author found that federal contractors were paid billions of dollars in award fees regardless of acquisition outcomes. In Dec. 2007, the Office of Mgmt. and Budget (OMB) issued guidance aimed at improving the use of award fee contracts. This report: (1) identifies agencies' actions to revise or develop award fee policies and guidance to reflect OMB guidance; (2) assess the consistency of current practices with the new guidance; and (3) determine the extent agencies are collecting, analyzing, and sharing information on award fees. The author reviewed DoD, DoE, HHS, DHS and NAS

Author: Kay E. Brown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: grant, award, process, needed, improvements, homeless, youth, grants, runaway
Number of Pages: 38
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437933319
ISBN-13: 9781437933314

The Dept. of Health and Human Services awards grants to provide shelter and services to runaway and homeless youth through the Basic Center, Transitional Living and Street Outreach Programs. This report examined: (1) grant announcements and application requirements; (2) technical assistance for grant applicants; (3) how grant award decisions are made; and (4) notification of grant award decisions. The report reviewed requirements, documents, and records associated with this process for FY 2007 and 2008, observed the grant evaluation portion of this process, and interviewed applicants, peer rev

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

Author: David A. Powner
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: accountability, transparency, funding, federal, government, implementation, electronic
Number of Pages: 55
Published: 2010-08
ISBN-10: 1437930506
ISBN-13: 9781437930504

The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA) is intended to increase the transparency of and accountability for the over $1 trillion that federal agencies award each year in contracts, loans, grants, and other awards. The act required the OMB to establish, no later than Jan. 1, 2008, a publicly accessible Web site containing data on federal awards. This report determined the extent to which: (1) OMB is complying with FFATA requirements to make federal award data available; (2) federal agencies are reporting required award data; and (3) inconsistencies exist between d

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: drug, abuse, prevention, programs, recognition, award, methods, used, federal, departments, policies
Number of Pages: 152
Published: 1993-12-01
ISBN-10: 078810036X
ISBN-13: 9780788100369

An examination of the policies & methods used by the Departments of Education & Health & Human Services to award federal recognition to drug abuse prevention programs. Charts & tables.

Author: Sandra Hanken
Publisher: Illumination Arts Pub. Co.
Keywords: castle, sky
Number of Pages: 42
Published: 1998
ISBN-10: 0935699147
ISBN-13: 9780935699142

Sandra Hanken's enchanting vision is beautifully complemented by Jody Bergsma's magical illustrations. This inspiring book will stimulate the creative spirit in all readers. Sky Castle was a 1999 Children's Choice Selection and a 1999 Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist. "Sky Castle is an excellent book for the child in all of us. The fabulous combination of Sandra Hanken's message and Jody Bergma's illustrations will bring your child's dreams into magical reality." Louis L. Hay, Author. Use your imagination to build a great castle in the sky, then fill it with all of life's treasures. Once it's

Author: John P. Hutton
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: contract, oil, iraq, government, interests, risk, principles, key, dods, management, lack, adherence, defense, contracting
Number of Pages: 539
Published: 2008-01
ISBN-10: 1428987533
ISBN-13: 9781428987531

The DoDżs U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded the $2.5 billion Restore Iraqi Oil (RIO I) contract to Kellogg Brown & Root in March 2003 in an effort to re-establish Iraqżs oil infrastructure, & to ensure adequate fuel supplies inside Iraq. RIO I was a cost-plus-award-fee type contract that provided for payment of the contractorżs costs, a fixed fee determined at inception of the contract, & a potential award fee. The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) reviewed the 10 RIO I task orders & questioned $221 million in contractor costs. This report determines: how DoD addressed DCAAżs RIO I a
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