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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

November 15, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Big Firm Gets Small Business Contracts



Contract Oversight The Washington Post released an investigation reporting that massive Virginia firm MicroTechnologies has been using a little-known contracting method to rake in millions of dollars of contracts designated for small businesses from the Department of Veteran

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 14, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Company Linked to Terrorism Gets U.S. Contract Work



ABC News The Afghanistan reconstruction watchdog found that contractors supporting the insurgency continue to receive U.S. funds and access to U.S. facilities.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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