Inspector Finds DOD Failed to Verify Vet Contracts

Law360, New York (March 6, 2012, 6:08 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded more than $340 million to potentially ineligible contractors and inaccurately coded nearly $1.3 billion in contracts through a program to steer business to service-disabled veterans, according to an inspector general’s report released Tuesday.

The Defense Department’s inspector general determined that controls over the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business set-aside program affected the integrity of the program and were not adequate to ensure that only eligible contractors obtained set-aside and sole-source contracts.

The department awarded six contracts worth about $1.9 million...
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