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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO was asked to investigate allegations as to whether a constituent's low bids for translation work were regularly passed over; whether the constituent was denied contracts without explanation; and whether there was any evidence of fraud, conflict of interest, deception, or improper circumvention of Army procurement regulations.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Defense 1. The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Defense Supply Service follows established procurement regulations in awarding orders for translation services and develops a set of standard operating procedures that will state clearly and concisely the managerial responsibilities and duties of contracting officers and technical representatives in contracting for translation services.
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