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June 18, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Senators Press Defense Secretary on KBR Litigation



Contract Oversight Three senators are demanding answers from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel about a long-running legal battle between KBR and National Guardsmen who claim the company exposed them to toxic chemicals in Iraq.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 10, 2014

By Neil Gordon

United Technologies and the Pentagon: History Repeats



Contract Oversight A new report by the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) paints a troubling picture of the Pentagon’s decades-long relationship with one of its top contractors, United Technologies. At best, it indicates some fine-tuning is needed in defense co

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 5, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Outsourcing the War On Whistleblowers



whistleblowers2 Two prominent federal vendors may be concealing misconduct by violating their employees' whistleblower rights.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 4, 2014

By Neil Gordon

POGO Comments on Contractor Personal Conflicts of Interest



Contract Oversight The Project On Government Oversight submitted a public comment Monday supporting a proposed change in the regulation of federal contractor personal conflicts of interest. The change will revise the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to extend the guideli

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 21, 2014

By Joshua Christensen

DoD IG Narrowing Whistleblower Protections



whistleblowers2 The DoD IG must reconsider its ruling that restricts who can receive a protected disclosure from contractor employees. The IG is ignoring the law and making it more difficult for whistleblowers to expose waste, fraud, and abuse.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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