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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

June 23, 2014

By Neil Gordon

SSA Not Timely in Revoking Contractor Data Access Privileges



Private Sign An audit by the Social Security Administration Inspector General found several agency contractor employees continued to have access to its data systems long after they had left the job.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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