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July 21, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Will Trump Privatize the Afghanistan War?



Soldier in Afghanistan Last week brought disturbing news that two prominent voices from the private security industry— Erik Prince and Stephen Feinberg—are trying to convince the Pentagon to let private security firms replace American troops in Afghanistan. We explain why this i

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Topics: National Security, Contract Oversight

June 27, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Lawmakers Suspect Illegality in Privatized Tax Collection Program



IRS Sign and Flag An IRS program employing private companies to recover overdue taxes is just a few weeks old, but it already has a group of Senators worried the collection companies may be abusing debtors and breaking the law.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 21, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Top Federal Contractors Paid Billions for Environmental Damage



Photo of oil spill with boat In honor of Earth Day 2017, we encourage you to explore our Federal Contractor Misconduct Database and the wealth of information it contains about the environmental records of the largest federal contractors.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 18, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Tax Day Tidbits



Working at a computer Some food for thought as you scramble to finish your tax returns.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, Contract Oversight

April 4, 2017

By Neil Gordon

POGO Challenges Secrecy in Hanford Whistleblower Case



Hanford Nuclear Site The Project On Government Oversight and the Government Accountability Project filed a motion to challenge confidentiality restrictions in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging wrongdoing and safety lapses at the Hanford Site nuclear complex.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, Contract Oversight

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