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January 3, 2014

By Neil Gordon

HealthCare.gov Debacle Reveals Flaws in Contractor Screening



Drug and FDA Issues Amid the holiday season craziness, The Washington Post published an in-depth account of how a subsidiary of Canadian IT giant CGI Group won the contract to lead the design and testing of the HealthCare.gov website.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 17, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Ebenezer Scrooge Should Not Be a Federal Contractor



Contract Oversight New reports by a watchdog group and Congress show why Scrooge-like companies should not be doing business with the federal government.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 16, 2013

By Paul Chassy, Ph.D., J.D.

DoD’s Workforce Cost Formula Stirs Debate



National Security The Defense Department’s methodology for comparing workforce costs has created a stir. Advocates for government workers and advocates for the contractors are fighting about necessary improvements, but facts and data should prevail, not myths.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 5, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Contractors Receive Huge Raise on Same Day Income Inequality Discussed



Contract Oversight The White House raised the contractor compensation cap to nearly $1 million. That amount doesn't signify how much contractor can be paid; it only signifies how much will come from U.S. taxpayers. POGO supports efforts to significantly reduce the taxpayers'

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 20, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Senate Set to Vote on Contractor Compensation Caps



Compensation Cap Bill The Senate is taking up contractor compensation in the Defense Authorization bill. Different caps are on the table, but both are significantly lower than the House proposal, which might cause a battle during the conference committee meetings to finalize th

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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