2017 GAO Reports
Between 2011 and 2015, federal contracts for indefinite periods accounted for a third of all federal contracts. The Department of Defense uses more indefinite delivery contracts than all other agencies combined. The GAO is studying the use, role, and contracting process for awarding indefinite period contracts while making no recommendations.
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 included a pilot program that expanded the rights of whistleblowers who where contractors at civilian agencies. Namely, these expanded rights dealt with protection from reprisal and added additional people to the list of entities and persons to whom a whistleblower can make a complaint. Through a survey of 14 agencies, the GAO found that some agencies were not passing investigations to the appropriate decisionmakers and some contractors were entirely unaware of the program, despite the program mandating that contractors be informed.