Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Federal Government Strategic Sourcing of Information Products and Services

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Procurement,Statistics

http://www.loc.gov/flicc/publications/FRD/Strategic-Sourcing_2014-Q1.pdf

Provides information on the acquisition of information goods and services, including electronic databases, books, and serials by the federal government.  Identifies amount spent and vendors from FY1979 through first quarter of FY2014.  From the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress

 

State Government Contracts: A Research Guide

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Procurement,Laws/Regulations

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/category/research-guide-2/

A list of resources for contracting with a typical state government, in this case Maryland.  From the Law Library of Congress.

 

Government Contracts: A Beginner’s Guide

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Procurement,Laws/Regulations

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2013/06/government-contracts-a-beginners-guide/

A list of resources, both print and electronic, for contracting with the federal government.  From the Law Library of Congress

 

Questionable Acquisitions: Problematic IT Contracting at the IRS

Categories: Govt Procurement,Taxes

http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Strong-Castle-IRS-Final-Report.pdf

Charges that contracting weaknesses at the Internal Revenue Service expose large sums to fraud and abuse and makes recommendations for improving the process.  From the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

 

Transforming Government Acquisition Systems: Overview and Selected Issues

Categories: Govt Procurement

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43111.pdf

Provides an overview of major federal acquisition systems and a discussion of selected topics, such as the role of electronic systems and the quality of procurement data.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Department of Defense’s Use of Contractors to Support Military Operations: Background, Analysis, and Issues for Congress

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Govt Procurement,Iraq

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43074.pdf

Describes the importance of effective use of contractors by the Defense Department and the dangers of ineffective use, especially as seen by consequences in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Also discusses the importance of cultural and systemic change in contracting in the future.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Multiyear Procurement (MYP) and Block Buy Contracting in Defense Acquisition: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Govt Procurement,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R41909.pdf

Discusses special contracting mechanisms that the Defense Department is allowed to use for a limited number of acquisition programs and whether more such exceptions to regular contracting procedures should be allowed in the interest of saving money.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) Program: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Govt Procurement

http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Nutrition_Report_final_lo_res_8_April.pdf

Discusses the history of the GVC program from its inception in 2009the initial request for proposals, the preliminary criticisms, the cancellation of the RFP, defense industry concerns with the revised RFP, and cost issues for Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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