Article Excerpt: Consider the source: the latest government contractor industry survey conducted by Grant Thornton LLP, a contractor consulting firm, shouldn’t be seen as the most independent and objective voice when it comes to contracting. Grant Thornton is clearly offering industry’s perspective. But the strong words they have on the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)—long the bane of government contractors—and that of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which issued two very critical reports on DCAA are worth noting.
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Article Excerpt: A government watchdog’s audit of improper payment determinations for Medicare services showed that contractors had denied payments for some valid services in 2010.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services uses contractors to manage a comprehensive error-rate testing program that determines the frequency of improper payments in Medicare fee-for-service. In 2010, that error rate was 10.5% and represented an estimated $34.3 billion in improper payments, according to a February report by the Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.
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Article Source: American Medical News
Article Excerpt: The Department of Defense may reduce or deny award fees to government contractors found to jeopardize the health or safety of government personnel, under an interim rule now adopted as final.
This rule also modifies the requirement that information on the final determination of award fee be entered into the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System.
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Article Source: Courthouse News Service
Article Excerpt: The Defense Department converted almost 17,000 civilian positions from contractor jobs last year under its insourcing initiative.
The Government Accountability Office finds of those 17,000 jobs, the Army brought the most contractor positions back to federal employees, 42 percent. The Air Force accounts for 28 percent and the Navy 16 percent. The Defense agencies made up the other 14 percent.
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Article Source: Federal News Radio
Article Excerpt: The federal government is on the hook for billions of dollars in federal contractor private pension costs that possibly could have been avoided, according to a taxpayer watchdog group.
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) said on Feb. 10 it has begun investigating situations in which the federal government has assumed ongoing responsibility for the cost of contractor pension plans.
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Article Source: Washington Technology