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May 12, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Defense Contract Competition Rate Stands Pat



Poker After several years of steady decline, a new report finds that the rate of competition in defense contracting stayed the same in the last year. This might be a sign that acquisition reform at the Pentagon is succeeding.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 28, 2014

By Neil Gordon

GAO: Noncompetitive Contracts Need Stronger Oversight



GAO Urgency Graph According to a new GAO report, the government needs to improve oversight of the billions spent each year for goods and services on an urgency basis.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 26, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Fed Business Still Good for USIS, Despite Legal Woes



Background Check Despite mounting legal troubles, background-check contractor USIS continues raking in millions of dollars in federal contracts.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 20, 2013

By Tamer Azar

Effective Savings Requires Regulation Amendments



Contract Oversight With the increased use of reverse auctions in federal acquisitions, specific regulations and guidelines are needed to maximize the effectiveness of reverse auctions.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 19, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Pentagon Says Nyet To Russian Arms Company



Photograph of Mi-17 Helicopter flying over Afghanistan.- Image from Flickr user DVIDSHUB The Pentagon announced last week that it will no longer buy helicopters from Rosoboronexport, a Russian state-owned arms company with a troubling client list.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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