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September 30, 2016

By Neil Gordon

IRS Gears Up for Third Try at Outsourced Tax Collection



Photograph of a Form 1040 and one hundred dollar bills laying on top of it. Will the IRS’s newest attempt to use debt collection companies to recover delinquent taxes succeed where two previous efforts failed? Early indications are not promising.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 23, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Indicted GSA Official is a Blast from POGO’s Past



GSA Building 120 Bells went off when we saw that former GSA official Helen “Renee” Ballard was indicted for a fraud and nepotism scheme involving large federal contractor CACI. Flashback to 2006…

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 2, 2016

By Neil Gordon

CIA Watchdog Finds Abuses in Use of Independent Contractors



CIA Headquarters A newly released Inspector General audit found the CIA broke the law in its hiring and managing its independent contractors. The agency might also have overpaid for the services.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 11, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Massive Worker Strike at Pantex Should Ring Alarms in DC



Workers at Nuclear Pantex Plant A worker strike at Pantex is threatening the safety and security of America's nuclear weapons, and raising questions about the Department of Energy's priorities.

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Topics: National Security

November 26, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

POGO Asks Pentagon to Keep Tabs on Service Contract Spending



Contract Oversight POGO is concerned that there is a concerted effort by Department of Defense officials to willfully breach laws and congressional mandates to implement an improved service contract tracking system. Rather than implement an effective inventory system, as req

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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