Policies for the Reimbursement of Indirect Costs Need to Be Updated

Needham, John K.
September 2010
GAO Reports;9/8/2010, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article discusses the study conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on policies governing reimbursement of indirect costs within the Department of Defense (DoD) and Health and Human Services (HHS). GAO examined the variation in proposed and negotiated indirect cost rates of the two agencies. The study suggests that the agencies should update their policies reimbursing indirect costs to address consistency in rate-setting and improve their performance.


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