Many defense contractor employees work side-by-side with federal employees in Department of Defense (DOD) facilities performing substantially the same tasks affecting billions in DOD spending. Given concerns with protecting the integrity of DOD operations, GAO was asked to assess (1) how many contractor employees work in DOD offices and what type of mission-critical contracted services they perform, (2) what safeguards there are to prevent personal conflicts of interest for contractor employees when performing DOD's tasks, and (3) whether government and defense contractor officials believe additional safeguards are necessary. GAO reviewed conflicts of interest laws and policies and interviewed ethics officials and senior leaders regarding applicability to DOD federal and contractor employees. GAO judgmentally selected and interviewed officials at 21 DOD offices with large contractor workforces, and 23 of their contractors.
Electronic Document Access (EDA)
Defense Acquisition Management Information Retrieval (DAMIR)
Standard Procurement System (SPS)
Wide Area Work Flow – Receipts and Acceptance (WAWF-RA).
15) As a DoD contract specialist, you have a new Purchase Request (PR) for military uniform clothing items that requires detailed market research. One of the requirements is that the uniforms must be produced in the United States as a domestic source. In the course of your market research, you determine that several contractors are colluding to conceal the certification of the end product origin of the uniform material. What should you do?
The government believes if a defense contractor has a ..
Explain ethics to the person involved in the questionable behavior.
Confirm that the questionable behavior is recurring.
Monitor the questionable behavior to confirm that it is fraud.
Report the questionable behavior to your supervisor.
10) Outlays are monies transferred, either from the U.S. Treasury or other agencies like the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), to the contractor.
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This document presents the results of GAO�s survey of major defense contractor ethics programs. To obtain information on contractors� ethics programs, we developed a Web-based survey. We sent the survey to major defense contractors, defined as any company that was awarded DOD contracts in fiscal year 2006 totaling more than $500 million. Originally, we emailed 59 contractors but later determined that two should have been excluded because they were owned by foreign governments, so 57 were included in our review; we received completed surveys from all 57. The survey was activated on September 9, 2008 and closed on March 13, 2009. In this document, we show the aggregate survey results. We do not include responses for all survey questions. For example, we do not report responses for questions about demographics, open-ended questions, or questions with high non-response rates. A more detailed discussion of our scope and methodology and of our survey results is contained in our report entitled, "Defense Contracting Integrity: Opportunities Exist to Improve DOD's Oversight of Contractor Ethics Programs", We conducted our survey work from September 9, 2008 to March 13, 2009 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards.
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The nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics has calculated that more than 151 members of Congress have up to $195 million invested in major defense contractors that are earning profits from the US military occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan.