Tracking Contractor MisconductSeptember 18, 2008 - by Donny Shaw
The Senate passed their version of the 2009 Defense Authorization Act last night, and with it, plans for a government-created contractor misconduct database.
>The database would only include defense contractors and would be accessible only to Department of Defense procurement officials and Congress. The database may be made available to other government officials at the discretion of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, but it’s off-limits to the public. It would also include only instances involving the award or performance of contracts, and only those occurring in the most recent 5-year period.
The House version of the Defense Authorization Act also calls for a contractor misconduct database, but theirs would be available to the public.
Differences between the Senate and House bills will have to be reconciled by a conference committee before being sent to the President.