DHS to Waive Contracting Regulations to Speed Up Border Wall Construction

NextGov: On Tuesday, the Trump administration said it is going to waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of the border wall between the United States and Mexico.

The Homeland Security Department is using a 2005 law to waive 10 procurement regulations and allow the government to build 177 miles of border wall faster in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. The “waived laws include requirements for having open competition, justifying selections and receiving all bonding from a contractor before any work can begin,” the Associated Press reported.

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