The Defense Department has completed significantly more contractor performance assessments in recent years, in terms of both number and percentage, a report from the Government Accountability Office says.
The department completed more than 33,000 performance assessments in fiscal 2012, compared to about 20,000 the previous year and 16,000 the year before that.
As of April 2013, DoD had submitted 74 percent of required assessments, up from 56 percent in October 2011. Required assessments have a period of performance during the prior 3 years and meet the dollar threshold for reporting.
The GAO report, released June 27, credits the improvements to several efforts, including expanded training. In 2012, DoD trained more than 7,000 officials to assess contractor past performance, compared to about 3,600 in 2011 and 3,100 in 2010.
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