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November 1, 2016

By Halle Zander

Watchdog Group Slams NRC Over Pilgrim Hearing



Nuclear Facility Fence The Nuclear Regulatory Commission won’t hold a hearing with local activists about a lack of critical safety equipment at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

October 31, 2016

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

ICE Quietly Moving in to Take Over DOJ’s Private Prisons



Prison cells Instead of halting new contracts while it reviews whether or not to continue using private detention centers, ICE moves in on one of Bureau of Prisons’ newly vacant private prisons.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

October 27, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Court Blocks New Contractor Accountability Rules



Court Blocks New Regulations Designed to Ensure Worker Safety and Fair Treatment of Federal Contract Workers President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order—a set of regulations designed to ensure the safety and fair treatment of federal contract workers—was to take effect this week. But on Monday, a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked imple

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 21, 2016

By Daniel Van Schooten

Whistleblower Alleges Culture of Intimidation at DCAA



Graphic Image of a Whistleblower with a target on her back. J. Kirk McGill, a highly qualified auditor, was forced out of the Defense Contract Audit Agency after refusing to sign a whitewashed audit.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections, Contract Oversight

October 14, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Intelligence Watchdog Finds Contractor Abuses



Typing on a computer Newly released investigative files of the Intelligence Community Inspector General detail egregious behavior—including millions of dollars in fraudulent labor charges—by contractor employees working on highly classified programs and operations.

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Topics: National Security, Contract Oversight

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