PSC site to fight contracting myths

Asserting that myths about federal contracting are rampant, the Professional Services Council today launched a new Web site as a clearinghouse of information on government procurement issues.

The council is a national association representing professional and technical service contractors that serve government agencies. Its new Web site, SmartContracting.org, provides an overview of reform proposals and concerns related to government procurement policies and practices.

"This initiative is designed to provide critical information to educate Congress, the media and the public about the consequences of simplistic, and often adverse, legislative proposals and build support in Congress for a more balanced and thoughtful discussion of these important issues," the council said in a news release.

One of the so-called myths cited on the Web site is that federal contracting waste, fraud and abuse are substantial in scope.

That is not the case in reality, according to the council.

"The government has an effective interlocking system of oversight in place to weed out waste, fraud and abuse that includes agency contracting officials, auditors, inspectors general, the Government Accountability Office and Congress," states SmartContracting.org. Overall, "there is little evidence of widespread fraud by government contractors."

About the Author

Alice Lipowicz is a staff writer covering government 2.0, homeland security and other IT policies for Federal Computer Week.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Our databases track awards back to 2013. Read More

  • Navigating the trends and issues of 2016 Nick Wakeman

    In our latest WT Insider Report, we pull together our best advice, insights and reporting on the trends and issues that will shape the market in 2016 and beyond. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.