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April 12, 2013

By Meryl Grenadier

The Benefits of Bid Protests



Contract Oversight In his recent article "Bid Protests: The Costs Are Real, But the Benefits Outweigh Them" Daniel I. Gordon defends the U.S. bid protest system and argues that the benefits of the system can be enhanced though greater transparency in government procurements.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 10, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Defense Contracting Competition in Free-Fall



Free Fall Although the Department of Defense has recently been making a concerted effort to increase competition in its acquisition of goods and services, a new GAO report finds that competition in defense contracting has been in steady decline over the last 5 ye

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 5, 2012

By Neil Gordon

BP Suspension: What’s Behind Door Number Two?



Contract Oversight Despite having several other companies from which it can purchase fuel, whichever company the Pentagon chooses to replace BP with will likely pose as great a responsibility risk.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 16, 2012

By Andre Francisco

ABC News: Paula Broadwell's Gun Commercial Raises Ethical Concerns



Screenshot from ABC report on Petraeus Scandal Paula Broadwell, General David Petraeus' mistress, may have used her closeness to Petraeus to promote a new lightweight machine gun for a defense contractor.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 15, 2012

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Pentagon Single-Bid Contracting Hurting Taxpayers



An Empty Chair Single-bid contracts and lack of pricing data are preventing good buying at the Defense Department.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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