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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

November 19, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Pentagon Says Nyet To Russian Arms Company



Photograph of Mi-17 Helicopter flying over Afghanistan.- Image from Flickr user DVIDSHUB The Pentagon announced last week that it will no longer buy helicopters from Rosoboronexport, a Russian state-owned arms company with a troubling client list.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 15, 2013

By Ethan Rosenkranz

At the Pentagon, “The Price is Wrong”



Price is Wrong Representative Jackie Speier recently played the game, “The Price is Wrong,” on the House Floor in order to highlight cases in which government contractors are overbilling the federal government hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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