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August 15, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Passing Grade? Lessons Learned from the 2017 Disasters



Big Pine Florida cleanup A new Federal Emergency Management Agency report describes many “lessons learned” from last summer’s major natural disasters. However, FEMA and the nation are not yet adequately prepared for the next one.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 9, 2018

By Caterina Hyneman

Army Carefully Considering Next Worldwide Logistics Contractors



Logistics contractor After repeated contractor misconduct in past contracts, the U.S. Army deliberates over who to award the latest worldwide warfighters-support contract to.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 3, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Bad Contracting Decision Comes Back to Haunt Pentagon



War Dogs Pentagon The Pentagon is still suffering the consequences of hiring Efraim Diveroli, the Miami Beach military supplier whose exploits landed him in prison and inspired the film War Dogs. He recently won a long-running dispute with the government over canceled contr

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Topics: National Security, Contract Oversight

July 24, 2018

By Neil Gordon

27 and Counting: Another Background-Check “Dumper” Pleads Guilty



Cell phone laptop background check Last week, a former contractor pleaded guilty to falsifying federal security clearance investigations—the twenty-seventh such conviction in 10 years.

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Topics: National Security, Contract Oversight

July 11, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Chamber Music: Corporations Attain Harmony with Federal Corruption Laws



The US Chamber of Commerce building in Washington, DC. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce lately seems to have softened its longstanding opposition to the False Claims Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the federal government’s most powerful tools for deterring corporate corruption and protecting taxpayer mo

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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