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Information Management: The National Technical Information Service's Dissemination of Technical Reports Needs Attention
GAO-14-781T: Published: Jul 23, 2014. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2014.
The Department of Commerce's National Technical Information Service (NTIS) offers a variety of products and information-related services. Its products include a repository of scientific, technical, engineering, and business research reports, which it makes available individually as well as through subscriptions to its reports library. However, from fiscal year 2001 through 2011, costs for NTIS's p...
National Science Foundation: Steps Taken to Improve Contracting Practices, but Opportunities Exist to Do More
GAO-13-292: Published: Mar 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2013.
For the contracts GAO reviewed, the National Science Foundation (NSF) generally used key contracting practices in each of the three phases of the acquisition process, but the agency needs additional guidance on early acquisition planning as well as arrangements for contract audits.The contracts GAO reviewed all involved some degree of acquisition planning, but NSF's guidance does not address appro...