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May 13, 2016

By Phoebe Bodkin

Shay Assad is Maligned, His Pro-Taxpayer Initiatives Blocked



Shay Assad Pentagon DoD Pricing Shay Assad, DoD’s director of Defense Pricing, has been legally blocked from implementing pro-taxpayer initiates thanks to successful lobbying by contractors.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

May 6, 2016

By Danielle Brian

What is Going on Behind the Attacks on SIGAR?



The photograph shows the pumps at the CNG filling station constructed by TFBSO in Sheberghan, Afghanistan. These are dangerous days for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, whose investigation of waste and wrongdoing in the $113 billion effort to rebuild Afghanistan— particularly of an overpriced gas station—has unleashed a firestorm of

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 27, 2016

By Nicholas Pacifico

DoD Proposes Increasing Employee Spending Limits



Credit card money cash spending The DoD recently proposed legislation to increase the micro-purchase threshold from $3,000 to $10,000. Past abuses of purchase cards highlight the risks of increasing this limit.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 9, 2016

By Neil Gordon

A Guaranteed Taxpayer Rip-Off?



U.S. Navy Ship Contractors San Antonio Class The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard are "essentially rewarding" contractors for producing defective ships, according to a recent GAO report.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 25, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Pentagon Must Improve Oversight of Defective Spare Parts



Defense Logistics Agency Airmen Cargo Inventory According to a new report, the Pentagon passed up more than $12 million in refunds from contractors and put our fighting forces at risk by not effectively managing its stockpile of defective spare parts.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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