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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

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 4, 2014

By Michelle Li

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Fight Human Trafficking, Improve Worker Visa Program



Handcuffs Members of Congress introduce bill to fight human trafficking by improving the foreign worker visa program.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 24, 2014

By Michelle Li

DoD IG Reviews Federal Program to Combat Human Trafficking



Handcuffs The DoD Inspector General has released a report on the Combating Trafficking in Persons program, which is meant to implement the DoD's zero-tolerance policy regarding human trafficking.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 27, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

It’s Time to Get Serious About Trafficking-in-Persons Policies



Laborers Filling Sandbags POGO has urged the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council to implement the strongest possible prohibitions on trafficking in persons (TIP), but you can help fight human trafficking too.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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