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February 3, 2016

By Neil Gordon

New Rule Increases Scrutiny of Deadbeat and Felon Contractors



Federal Taxes Money Pay to the Order of POGO supports a new rule requiring federal agencies to more rigorously screen felon and tax-delinquent companies that bid on contracts.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 19, 2015

By Neil Gordon

The 100-Hour Workday Is the New $435 Hammer



Photo of a Period Timesheet Why have there been so many federal contractor labor fraud cases in the news lately?

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 15, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Who’s Ripping Off the Government Now? The Government!



GSA IT GSA Profit The General Services Administration charges other agencies fees when they use GSA-established contracts. Those fees have provided a slush fund to GSA that exceeds $1 billion.

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 9, 2015

By Spencer Brignac

DoD Buying From Everywhere but America



U.S. Navy Unloading Foreign Supplies Two recent audits revealed that the military is still buying foreign-made goods, despite procurement laws against the practice.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 7, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Federal Small Business Contracting: Fact or Fiction?



Shopping carts The Small Business Administration touted the federal government's small business contracting success last year, claiming $91.7 billion, or 25 percent of all contract dollars, was awarded to small businesses. Are the numbers too good to be true?

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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