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October 15, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Government Becomes Master of Its Data Domain



Contract Oversight POGO was pleased to see the General Services Administration step in and buy the rights to the federal government’s two most important spending transparency databases: the Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation and USASpending.gov.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 8, 2014

By Andre Francisco

Solving the Problem of Uniquely Identifying Federal Contractors



Contract Oversight This morning, the Project On Government Oversight’s Scott Amey went on Federal News Radio to discuss the problem with relying on a private company to track federal spending and how an over-reliance on contractors could put the federal government at risk.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 24, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Social Security’s Perilous Plan for Its Future



Contract Oversight As the Social Security Administration readies its strategic plan for the next decade, there is growing concern over the agency's shift toward Web-based customer service and its contract with credit reporting giant Experian.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 18, 2014

By Jessica Murphy

Millions Wasted on Communication Towers in Afghanistan



Communications Tower at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan (Photo: DOD) Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction reports wasteful spending by the Department of State on underused communication towers across Afghanistan.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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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