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June 20, 2017

By Daniel Van Schooten

Letting Contractors Pick Their Own Auditors is a Bad Idea



Man in a military uniform removing folders from a filing cabinet A new law lets contractors hire their own auditors, despite history that shows it can come at the expense of independent oversight.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 17, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Watchdog Finds DoD Must Improve Contractor Performance Monitoring



Photo of Scrabble tiles that spell the word REPORT According to the Department of Defense Inspector General, Department agencies are not consistently tracking the performance of contractors, putting billions of taxpayer dollars at increased risk of fraud, waste, and other misconduct.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 21, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Top Federal Contractors Paid Billions for Environmental Damage



Photo of oil spill with boat In honor of Earth Day 2017, we encourage you to explore our Federal Contractor Misconduct Database and the wealth of information it contains about the environmental records of the largest federal contractors.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 18, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Tax Day Tidbits



Working at a computer Some food for thought as you scramble to finish your tax returns.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, Contract Oversight

April 4, 2017

By Neil Gordon

POGO Challenges Secrecy in Hanford Whistleblower Case



Hanford Nuclear Site The Project On Government Oversight and the Government Accountability Project filed a motion to challenge confidentiality restrictions in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging wrongdoing and safety lapses at the Hanford Site nuclear complex.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, Contract Oversight

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