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February 23, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

The Unredacted Truth About Spare Parts Overcharges



Helicopter Overcharges for weapon spare parts continue to be the most obvious area of Pentagon waste, which will continue until Congress's acquisition reform efforts include updating the definition of commercial items.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 12, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Waste Disposal in Afghanistan: The Final Word



Incinerators The military's approach to solid waste disposal in Afghanistan was “haphazard and reactive,” not to mention health-endangering, according to a new report.

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 29, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Darkness Falls on Afghanistan Oversight



National Security SIGAR's latest quarterly report on the Afghanistan reconstruction effort is another example of pointless government censorship.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 26, 2015

By Neil Gordon

SAIC Fraud Case Leaves Whistleblower Unsettled



SAIC Ad Two years after the company formerly known as SAIC paid millions to settle a contract fraud case, the Air Force officer who blew the whistle remains disappointed with the outcome.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 22, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Supreme Court Strikes Out KBR



Umpire Strike Out The U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals by KBR and Halliburton to dismiss three lawsuits accusing them of harming service members and civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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