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February 27, 2015

By Neil Gordon

POGO Gets a Peek Inside FAPIIS



Contract Oversight Documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act reveal new insights into the federal government's contractor and grantee misconduct database.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 26, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Secrecy Exposes Government to Shady Dealings



NSA Logo Operating in the dark could make the NSA and other intelligence agencies prone to fraud and corruption. Labor overcharging by contract employees of the NSA might only be the tip of the iceberg.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 25, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

DoD Cost Analysis is like Pin the Tail on the Donkey



Pin the Tail on the Donkey Pratt & Whitney won’t tell the Air Force how much it charges commercial companies for its aircraft engines, which means the federal government has no idea whether it’s getting the shaft.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 25, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Lawmaker Who Scrutinized Influence of Lobbyists Joins Family Lobbying Firm



Former Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) is joining his son Michael at the family's consulting firm, Waxman Strategies, Politico reports.

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February 23, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

The Unredacted Truth About Spare Parts Overcharges



Helicopter Overcharges for weapon spare parts continue to be the most obvious area of Pentagon waste, which will continue until Congress's acquisition reform efforts include updating the definition of commercial items.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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