Science and Technology Directorate Needs to Improve Its Contract Management Procedures [open pdf - 1MB]
From the Highlights: "In fiscal year 2013, the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) administered about 370 contracts valued at around $338 million. Developing and implementing standard practices for contract oversight and management, as well as for contract termination, within S&T, will ensure that S&T programs achieve stated program goals and objectives and terminations are in the Government's best interest. [...] We recommend that S&T develop and implement written standard operating procedures for reviewing, documenting, and reporting on overall contract oversight and management, as well as for terminating a contract for convenience. We also recommend that S&T review its contract portfolio to ensure all contract files contain sufficient evidence to help management make well-informed decisions, including whether programs are meeting intended objectives."
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-15-38
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