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January 22, 2016

By Sean Moulton

Government Ending Contractor ID Monopoly



USA Spending Federal Contracts Grants To track the recipients of taxpayer dollars, the government has been paying millions each year to rent a system from the private sector. But that monopoly may soon be ending.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

January 7, 2016

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Is the U.S. Embassy in Kabul the next Benghazi?



Kabul Afghanistan Camp Sullivan Gates Exclusive photos and eyewitness accounts of new attack raises concerns (again) about safety of U.S. embassy in Afghanistan.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

October 19, 2015

By Neil Gordon

The 100-Hour Workday Is the New $435 Hammer



Photo of a Period Timesheet Why have there been so many federal contractor labor fraud cases in the news lately?

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 17, 2015

By Neil Gordon

New DOJ Corporate Crime Policy Will Impact Contracting



Screenshot of DOJ Memo on Corporate Wrongdoing What impact will the Department of Justice's new guidelines for fighting corporate crime have on the companies in POGO's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database and on federal contracting in general?

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 9, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Obama Orders Contractors to Provide Paid Sick Leave



President Obama Labor Day Contractors Boston On Labor Day, President Obama signed an Executive Order requiring contractors to provide employees paid sick leave. It was the latest in a series of executive actions designed to improve contractors’ labor practices.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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