Scott Amey

  • Peering into the black box of OTA awards

    Information about Other Transaction Agreements is so hazy that no one is quite sure of the total dollar amount DoD has spent on OTAs over the past three years.

  • As OTAs grow, traditional contractors are reaping the benefits

    The Defense Department spent nearly $21 billion on OTAs in the past three years, but who is bringing home the bacon?

  • Walter Shaub: Self-promoter or conscience of the government?

    Former director of the Office of Government Ethics Walter Shaub stepped down, questioning the way he handled his feud over conflict of interest issues with President Donald Trump. But others call him the conscience of the government for doing what’s right in fighting to maintain the public trust.

  • Scott Amey: Is OGE grandstanding nanny or government conscience?

    Walter Shaub made a lot of noise when he quit as director of the Office of Government Ethics. This came after a loud and long-running feud with the Trump administration. For analysis, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Scott Amey, general counsel at the Project on Government Oversight.

  • Scott Amey: What ethics rules require from Trump administration

    Some critics worry about potential conflicts of interest between a Trump administration and the Trump Organization. Scott Amey, general counsel at the Project on Government Oversight, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin what ethics rules require of any elected official.

  • Fair Pay policy lawsuit: Solid argument or ‘sky is falling?’

    The inevitable has come to pass: a federal contracting association has legally challenged the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule.

  • Major change proposed to how agencies track vendors

    The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council issued a proposed rule asking for input on how to move the government away from using the proprietary standard or number for uniquely identifying entities receiving federal awards provided for decades by Dun & Bradstreet.

  • Public interest watchdogs discuss agency watchdogs

    Project on Government Oversight general counsel Scott Amey and Tom Devine, legal director of the Government Accountability Project join host Debra Roth to talk about the inspector general community and the challenges IGs face in identifying fraud, waste, and abuse in the federal government. November 21, 2014

  • Scott Amey, General Counsel, Project on Government Oversight

    This month a wealth of data detailing stimulus and Hurricane Sandy spending disappeared from the website recovery.gov. The Recovery Accountability Transparency Board says it can’t afford to renew its contract with Dun & Bradstreet for use of its Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS). Yet, businesses that receive federal funds are identified solely by DUNS. There is no alternative for where the government gets that data and Dun & Bradstreet controls how it is used. Scott Amey, general counsel for the Project On Government Oversight, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the matter.

  • EXCLUSIVE: DHS directorate withdraws controversial vendor checklist

    The National Protection and Programs Directorate said it would not put a contractor communication guidance in place that would have required agency leaders to answer 15 questions before meeting with companies. Industry experts said the draft guidance would have had a chilling effect on agency-contractor communication.