POGO recently learned about two agencies that are promoting an open government agenda that will help the public learn more about contractors and government officials.
First, the General Services Administration (GSA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) established a website that helps you track down records of state suspensions and debarments. This website is a great resource for the public as well as federal contracting officers who are charged with checking the responsibility records of federal contractors. The GSA OIG is actually assisting the GSA, which is required to include state cases in the Federal Awardee Performance & Integrity Information System(FAPIIS)—a list of contractors and grantees with criminal, civil, and administrative misconduct. That system closely mirrors POGO’s Federal Contractor Misconduct database—a centralized database of contract and non-contracted related misconduct.