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GAO Reports 2 Percent Fewer Bid Protests in FY 2020

The GAO review shows that the most prevalent reasons for sustaining protests during the 2020 fiscal year were: (1) unreasonable technical evaluation; (2) flawed solicitation; (3) unreasonable cost or price evaluation; and (4) unreasonable past performance evaluation. Keep Reading

Tracing the Source of Chemical Weapons

The forensic chemical attribution process seeks to trace chemical agents used in attacks. Investigators take a sample of the agent from a victim or site, and then analyze its physical and chemical properties. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

GAO: Agencies Should Do More to Protect Scientific Research from Foreign Influence

To protect U.S. investments in scientific research from undue foreign influence, federal agencies should have conflict of interest (COI) policies and require researchers to disclose foreign interests. But a Government Accountability Office review has found that not all federal agencies have agency-wide financial conflict of interest policies. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

GAO Calls for Urgent Action on ICT Supply Chain Risk

Federal agencies rely on information and communications technology (ICT) products and services from around the world to carry out their operations. The global supply chain for this technology faces threats, including from intelligence services and others who may seek to steal intellectual property or compromise the integrity of the systems. Keep Reading

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