Trump Administration Cancels Contract That Failed to Bring on More Border Agents

Government Executive | April 05, 2019

The Trump administration on Thursday canceled a key contract it issued to fulfill an early promise by the president to add thousands of new border security personnel to the federal ranks over the vendor’s inability to deliver new hires.The announcement followed Customs and Border Protection issuing a partial stop work order on the contract last year, which itself followed reporting by Government Executive and a subsequent inspector general investigation that found Accenture Federal Services was not delivering new hires. The contract was worth up to $297 million for Accenture to hire up to 7,500 Border Patrol agents and other officers on CBP’s behalf. As of December, the company had only helped the agency bring on 36 employees.

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Precisely | January 11, 2023

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Rancher Government Solutions | March 02, 2023

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