Watchdog Concerned Over Repeated DOJ Contracting Issues

Law360 (July 14, 2020, 6:40 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has several potential systemic issues with how it manages billions of dollars in contracts, such as repeated failures to follow contracting law and regulations, a DOJ watchdog said in a report released Tuesday.

Seven years of audits of contract management issues by the DOJ Office of Inspector General have frequently uncovered the same problems, but the DOJ has not made it one of its top risk management priorities, according to the OIG.

"We believe that the breadth and pervasiveness of our findings warrant the department's sustained attention, particularly in light of the important role that contract...

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