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September 16, 2014

By Neil Gordon

USIS Loses Federal Background Check Business



Contract Oversight The Office of Personnel Management bids adieu to background check contractor USIS.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 11, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Hey Big Spender: Spend Our Money More Ethically



Contract Oversight A new report discusses how federal contracting practices can effect positive change when it comes to human rights throughout the world.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 12, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Past Performance Compliance Improving but Far from Perfect



Contract Oversight According to the GAO, the federal agencies are getting better at reporting contractor past performance data but are still falling short of White House goals.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 17, 2014

By Neil Gordon

New Brookings Paper Analyzes Government Failure



Contract Oversight A new research paper and interactive website produced by the Brookings Institution provide a unique insight into federal government failures since 2001.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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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