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June 10, 2014

By Neil Gordon

United Technologies and the Pentagon: History Repeats



Contract Oversight A new report by the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) paints a troubling picture of the Pentagon’s decades-long relationship with one of its top contractors, United Technologies. At best, it indicates some fine-tuning is needed in defense co

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 6, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

DoD IG Confirms POGO’s DARPA Concerns



DARPA DARPA improperly awards contracts, often without proper evaluations, required support or approvals, and checking the adequacy of contractor accounting systems.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 24, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Billions of Defense Contract Dollars May Go Unaudited



National Security Potentially billions of taxpayer dollars may be going out the door to defense contractors without the normal scrutiny Defense Department auditors usually give to this spending. And it might be too late for the government to get our money back even when som

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 20, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

DOE Contracting Woes Continue



National Laboratories The Department of Energy Inspector General found subcontract audit weaknesses with nine Management and Operating contractors. Subcontracts totaling nearly $1 billion had not been audited or were reviewed in a manner that did not meet audit standards, which

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 13, 2013

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Pentagon Pork Is Too Easy to Push Through Congress



Pentagon Pork Comic It’s getting easier to find people inside Washington’s Beltway who want to cut the fat from the Pentagon budget. Scaling back military spending isn’t just for the most progressive members of Congress anymore.

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Topics: National Security

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