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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA), the Department of Energy's (DOE), and the Navy's compliance with certain statutory requirements for subcontracting with small and small disadvantaged businesses to determine: (1) if they included subcontracting plans in contracts when required; (2) what goals they set for small and small disadvantaged business participation and whether they met these goals; and (3) the extent to which they used techniques such as incentive clauses and remedial actions to promote the use of such businesses.

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