2005 NEWS RELEASES, PRESS ADVISORIES AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

USCCR TO RELEASE FEDERAL CONTRACTING REPORT: 10 YEARS AFTER ADARAND

WHAT: Release of the new Report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: Federal Procurement After Adarand .
WHEN: Thursday, August 18, 2005, via Press Release
WHY: The Supreme Court’s 1995 decision held that federal procurement programs that use racial classifications must serve a compelling government interest and be narrowly tailored to serve that purpose. The Commission has examined whether federal agencies meet these constitutional requirements by considering race-neutral alternatives to race-conscious programs.
WHO:

The Commission studied relevant procurement practices within seven agencies: the Departments of Defense, Transportation, Education, Energy, Housing and Urban Development, State, and the Small Business Administration.

HOW: For information on the report release contact Terri A. Dickerson, Chief, Public Affairs Unit, 202-376-7700.

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