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Federal Drive interviews – Aug. 2

Kevin BrancatoAnalyst, Bloomberg Government

Best-value contracts sometimes mean higher prices than purely priced-based deals. But as budgets stop growing, agencies are returning to competitions for best price, technically acceptable solutions. It may be confusing to contractors, but it shouldn’t be.

Read Brancato’s report. (BGov is a paid site that requires a subscription.)

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Lisa ShamesDirector of Natural Resources and Environment Issues, Government Accountability Office


Few government announcements seem to thrill the public more than food recalls. But sometimes food recall announcements might not be technically accurate. They may be too late. Or premature. The Government Accountability Office looked at the recall process used by the Food and Drug Administration. It found a few serious issues.

Read the GAO report.