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August 19, 2014

By Neil Gordon

DynCorp Sued for Overcharging Anti-Terrorism Program



Contract Oversight Last week, the public learned that DynCorp International is being sued for defrauding the Army on a narco-terrorism contract, the same contract on which a Pentagon audit found over $100 million in improper charges.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 12, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Past Performance Compliance Improving but Far from Perfect



Contract Oversight According to the GAO, the federal agencies are getting better at reporting contractor past performance data but are still falling short of White House goals.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 1, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Obama Cracks Down on “Low Road” Contracting



Contract Oversight President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday that struck a major blow against federal contractors who repeatedly violate wage, safety, and discrimination laws.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 31, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Holders of Sensitive Defense Jobs Owe $730 Million in Taxes



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

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