Army Shorting Its Contractor Reviews, IG Report Finds

By Michael Macagnone (July 25, 2016, 3:13 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Army's contractor assessments are frequently late, incomplete or unsupported, according to a Defense Department Inspector General report released Monday that finds the Army and other departments' assessors frequently don't even know what they're looking for when reviewing contractors.

Monday's report, which also outlined shortcomings at the National Guard and Army Corps of Engineers, adds to several others that focused on the Air Force, Navy and Department of Defense's contracting in general over the last several years. The performance assessment reports the Inspector General looked at go beyond closing paperwork; they are used by future contracting officials when comparing bidders...

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