TITLE

Risky Business

PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Government Executive;Nov2006, Vol. 38 Issue 19, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the U.S. Government Accountability Office has warned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to evaluate the outcomes of interagency acquisition contracts. It is to be noted that acquisition through interagency contracts has doubled in just a year. A chart is also presented that lists the expenditure of various government agencies in interagency contracts.
ACCESSION #
23195638

 

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