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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

May 7, 2012

By Joe Newman

America’s Shame: The U.S. Government's Human Trafficking Dilemma



For Vinnie Tuivaga, the offer was the answer to a prayer: A job in a luxury hotel in Dubai--the so-called Las Vegas of the Persian Gulf--making five times what she was earning as a hair stylist in her native Fiji.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 1, 2012

By Neil Gordon

McCaskill, Webb Introduce Wartime Contracting Legislation that Could Save Taxpayers Billions



Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Jim Webb (D-VA) have introduced the Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012 (S. 2139), a bill that will greatly enhance transparency, sustainability, and accountability in overseas contingency operation

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Topics: Contract Oversight, Open Government

November 17, 2012

By Andre Francisco

Stop U.S. Involvement in Human Trafficking



End Human Trafficking Help us end U.S.-supported human trafficking so not another cent of your tax dollars go to funding modern-day slavery.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 4, 2012

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Executive Order Focuses on Prohibiting Human Trafficking



An Executive Order details guidance for a new anti-human trafficking rule that will prohibit U.S.-facilitated trafficking occurring abroad. The EO strengthens the government’s zero-tolerance policy rules governing trafficking in persons.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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