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Report: Obamacare Exchanges Fraud Costs Taxpayers Millions

It seems an incredible waste to put tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, of taxpayer dollars at risk through fraud on federal exchanges. 265 more words

Mediasphere

What if There's a Disagreement Within an Agency as to Who Should Win a Contract Award?

It’s not unusual to have disagreements within an agency as to who is the best offeror. Sometimes an agency’s Source Selection Evaluation Board (SSEB) is at odds with its Source Selection Authority (SSA). 708 more words

Federal Drive

When Offering a Low Cost Is Detrimental, and a Different Way to Show Technical Acceptability

It sounds simple. In Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) procurements, the agency determines the best value proposal by identifying those that are technically acceptable and then selecting the one with the lowest price. 683 more words

Federal Drive

3 Federal Agencies Examining Train Length

Three federal agencies are reported to be looking into the longer trains that Class 1 railroads have been running of late.

The probes are occurring despite a lack of federal regulations of train length. 144 more words

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GAO: Climate change already costing US billions in losses

Costs will rise with floods, wildfires.

A nonpartisan federal watchdog says climate change is already costing U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars each year, with those costs expected to rise as devastating storms, floods, wildfires and droughts become more frequent in the coming decades. 75 more words

Wildfires

News misreporting a big GAO report about climate change

Summary: This looks at an important new GAO climate change report, and how the news media misreport it. While a small episode, it reveals much about the problem of climate change, about journalism, and why three decades of advocacy for climate change action has produced so little action. 1,895 more words