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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office, issuing body.

Title Contingency contracting, State and USAID made progress assessing and implementing changes, but further actions needed : report to congressional committees.

Publication Info. [Washington, D.C.] : United States Government Accountability Office, 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-14-229    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (ii, 42 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note "February 2014."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary For more than a decade, State and USAID have used contractors extensively to help carry out missions in contingency operations, such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan. While State and USAID transition to more traditional diplomatic and assistance missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, contract management and oversight challenges remain significant because the agencies are likely to be called upon again to operate in future contingencies. Section 850(a) of the Fiscal Year 2013 NDAA directed State and USAID to assess their organizational structures, policies, and workforces related to contract support for overseas contingency operations. Section 850(c) mandated that GAO report on the progress State and USAID have made in identifying and implementing improvements related to those areas. GAO analyzed the extent to which State and USAID have identified and implemented changes to their (1) organizational structures and policies; and (2) workforces, including their use of contractors. GAO analyzed State and USAID's Section 850 reports to Congress, contract policies and procedures, and 2013 acquisition human capital plans, and interviewed agency officials. GAO recommends that State assess whether identified changes achieve intended objectives, and that USAID further assess contingency contracting related procedures and practices.
Note Online resource; title from PDF cover page (GAO, viewed August 31, 2014).
Subject United States. Department of State -- Rules and practice -- Evaluation.
United States. Agency for International Development -- Rules and practice -- Evaluation.
United States. Department of State -- Procurement -- Evaluation.
United States. Agency for International Development -- Procurement -- Evaluation.
United States. Department of State -- Personnel management.
United States. Agency for International Development -- Personnel management.
Public contracts -- United States -- Management.
Added Author DiNapoli, Timothy J.
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-14-229

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