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July 11, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Chamber Music: Corporations Attain Harmony with Federal Corruption Laws



The US Chamber of Commerce building in Washington, DC. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce lately seems to have softened its longstanding opposition to the False Claims Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the federal government’s most powerful tools for deterring corporate corruption and protecting taxpayer mo

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 29, 2018

By Mia Steinle

ICE Detention Center Inspections Repeatedly Fall Short



Otay detention center ICE inspections of detention centers are ineffective and infrequent, and “certain deficiencies remain unaddressed for years.”

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

June 12, 2018

By Neil Gordon

About Those Excessive Federal Contractor Salaries…



Uncle Sam money While it can be helpful to call attention to the exorbitant compensation federal contractors pay their executives, there are other problems in the contracting system that must be addressed.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 5, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Tech Giants Play the DC Influence Game to Win Pentagon Cloud Deal



Pentagon cloud tech giants The companies vying for the Defense Department’s massive, winner-take-all JEDI cloud contract are sparing no expense when it comes to spreading influence around Washington.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 1, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Recommendations for Disaster Response and Recovery



Operation Blue Roof The 2017 disasters were tragic, but they provide an opportunity to learn how to better prepare for future disasters. Here is a rundown of recent POGO blogs, articles, and testimony on the topic.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

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