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[5 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,568 views]
DHS lags in oversight for data center, IG says

–By Alice Lipowicz–
Mar 15, 2010
Homeland Security Department has not reviewed $160M in expenditures, audit reveals
Homeland Security Department officials haven’t reviewed invoices for more than $160 million in spending related to DHS’ primary data center operating on Navy property, DHS Inspector General Richard Skinner contends in a new report.
Also, DHS is paying too much rent to the Navy and has failed to include major elements in its interagency agreement, such as how much space it is renting and what percentage of shared costs it will absorb, according to the March 12 …

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[21 Dec 2009 | Comments Off | 1,815 views]
DHS Procurement Office Eyes Contract Hybrids

Contracts would blend approaches
–by Ben Bain–
The Homeland Security Department’s Office of Procurement Operations is considering using hybrid contracts that include some performance-based provisions as a way to reduce high-risk acquisitions, according to a senior DHS procurement official.
In July, the Office of Management and Budget issued a memo that states that agencies should try to reduce by at least 10 percent the money they spend in fiscal 2010 — this fiscal year – on noncompetitive, cost-reimbursement, time-and-materials, and labor-hour contracts.
Although agencies are supposed to be using performance-based contracting as much as …