Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS)
Department of Energy USASpending.gov data may be off by $34B
The department's Office of Inspector General has identified a lack of data quality review processes.
SolarWinds’ federal footprint is large, and compromise is a ‘nightmare scenario’ for affected agencies
Only three agencies have reported breaches, but 32 are known to have used the software at some point since 2006. And contract records aren't the most accurate.
OMB should lead category management efforts to improve contract data, GAO says
In a new report, GAO found OMB's category management initiative focused too much on how to buy things at the expense of helping agencies determine what goods and services they actually need.
Industry seeks ‘clear direction’ from agencies on telecom modernizations
Task order award delays, increases in lowest price technically acceptable source selection, less time to respond to requirements, and changes in contract work leave CenturyLink seeking "clear direction."
GSA extends procurement data reports transition due to coronavirus, feedback
The agency wants to require use of the Federal Procurement Data System reports function in beta.SAM.gov by year's end.
Users blast new federal contracting website amid ongoing transition
"Is there an award for the worst government system launch ever?" says one complaint about beta.SAM.gov.