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June 24, 2013

By Jack Scher

DoD Still Wasting Taxpayer Dollars



National Security Are taxpayers’ dollars are being wasted by an inefficient Department of Defense? A recent GAO report details systematic shortcomings in the process by which the DoD crafts its workforce.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 24, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

GAO Report May Be Scissors Needed to Cut Compensation Cap



GAO Compensation Cap Graph The congressional effort to reduce the contractor compensation cap is still moving forward. That effort got a big boast last week when the GAO found that a cap reduction could result in hundreds of millions in savings, and that might only be the tip of the

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 19, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Reducing Contractor Compensation Cap Will Save Hundreds of Millions Annually



Checks Cashed Today, the GAO released a report which found savings of at least $100 million a year if the government reduces the taxpayers' burden to compensate contractor employees. A reduction is needed and Congress should get serious about cutting federal spending.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 14, 2013

By Jack Scher

Government Errors Hurt Small Businesses



Contract Oversight Government errors are making it impossible for small businesses to compete as contractors.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 7, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Call Me Maybe



Cellphones GSA's new wireless agreement is being applauded for its cost savings and efficiencies. But does it really answer the call, especially after taking years to award?

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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