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June 10, 2014

By Neil Gordon

United Technologies and the Pentagon: History Repeats



Contract Oversight A new report by the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) paints a troubling picture of the Pentagon’s decades-long relationship with one of its top contractors, United Technologies. At best, it indicates some fine-tuning is needed in defense co

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 13, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

DATA Act Gets a Boost at Transparency Conference



Open Government At the Data Transparency Conference this week, there was a lot of bipartisan support for proposed legislation to fix the many problems the public encounters with tracking federal spending: the Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act.

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Topics: Open Government

June 24, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

GAO Report May Be Scissors Needed to Cut Compensation Cap



GAO Compensation Cap Graph The congressional effort to reduce the contractor compensation cap is still moving forward. That effort got a big boast last week when the GAO found that a cap reduction could result in hundreds of millions in savings, and that might only be the tip of the

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 19, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Reducing Contractor Compensation Cap Will Save Hundreds of Millions Annually



Checks Cashed Today, the GAO released a report which found savings of at least $100 million a year if the government reduces the taxpayers' burden to compensate contractor employees. A reduction is needed and Congress should get serious about cutting federal spending.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 30, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Pentagon Still Needs Better Service Contract Inventories



Contract Oversight The Government Accountability Office has released its third and final review of Department of Defense service contract inventories.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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