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July 31, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Holders of Sensitive Defense Jobs Owe $730 million in Taxes



More than 80,000 federal defense workers and contractor employees in sensitive positions owe more than $730 million in unpaid federal taxes, according to a new GAO report.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 30, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

It’s That Time Again—The False Claims Act is Under Attack



Government Accountability A House hearing will look at the False Claims Act, which protects the federal government from fraud by companies and individuals, but some groups are calling for cuts to the law's most important provisions.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 22, 2014

By Andre Francisco

New Analysis on Old Reports of Nuclear Risk



Nuclear Symbol The risk of a catastrophe from nuclear weapons is far above any acceptable level, according to the analysis of a previously-unreleased report from 1957.

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Topics: National Security

July 17, 2014

By Neil Gordon

New Brookings Paper Analyzes Government Failure



Contract Oversight A new research paper and interactive website produced by the Brookings Institution provide a unique insight into federal government failures since 2001.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 24, 2014

By Michelle Li

DoD IG Reviews Federal Program to Combat Human Trafficking



Handcuffs The DoD Inspector General has released a report on the Combating Trafficking in Persons program, which is meant to implement the DoD's zero-tolerance policy regarding human trafficking.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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