The Washington Headquarters Services, which manages and provides support service for the Pentagon and other Defense Department installations in the Washington, D.C., area including information technology, spent $2.4 million more than expected and potentially wasted $271,358 on one IT task order, DOD inspector general reported Wednesday.
WHS has 10 IT task order contracts – in which vendors respond to requirements from DOD customers – valued at $163.1 million. The IG said WHS did not properly solicit, award or manage nine of them, valued at $155.1 million.
The IG did not identify what task was covered by the one task order that potentially wasted $271,358.
In their response to the IG, WHS officials said the report does not take into account thousands of task orders it has properly administered and reflects a “jaundiced view” on the part of the IG.