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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

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

January 31, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Justice Department Plan to Weed Out “Frivolous” Whistleblower Cases May Do More Harm than Good



Whistleblower retaliation target This month, the Department of Justice formally issued its new policy of more aggressively seeking to throw out False Claims Act lawsuits it deems “frivolous” or “meritless.” POGO explains why this is a bad idea.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 26, 2018

By Neil Gordon

The Dark Side of the “World’s Most Admired” Companies



Two-faced businessmen spit out money Don’t let Fortune magazine’s ranking of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” fool you—most of those companies have long rap sheets and paid millions of dollars in fines, penalties, and out-of-court settlements for an assortment of misconduct.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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