GAO was asked to review decisions by the Oak Ridge Operations Office and the Technical Information Center, Department of Energy, to contract for services which were or could be performed by Government employees. The GAO objectives were to determine whether the decisions comply with provisions of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76, which prescribe the policies and procedures for acquiring commercial or industrial products and services needed by the Government, and if any conflicts of interest have resulted from certain contracting situations.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Department of Energy
|The Secretary of Energy should reassess the decision to contract for guard services at the Oak Ridge Operations Office to determine whether termination of the contract might be in the best interest of the Government.
Closed – Not Implemented