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January 19, 2017

By Neil Gordon

New Rule Cracks Down on Corporate Muzzling of Whistleblowers



Whistleblower whistle The government has issued a rule that will prohibit agencies from awarding contracts and grants to companies that use confidentiality agreements that discourage whistleblowing.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, Contract Oversight

December 16, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Federal Fraud Recoveries Bounce Back in FY 2016



Cash Stack The Justice Department recovered more than $4.7 billion through False Claims Act cases in fiscal year 2016—a sizable increase over last year’s total, and the federal government’s third highest annual fraud recovery ever.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 14, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Intelligence Watchdog Finds Contractor Abuses



Typing on a computer Newly released investigative files of the Intelligence Community Inspector General detail egregious behavior—including millions of dollars in fraudulent labor charges—by contractor employees working on highly classified programs and operations.

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Topics: National Security, Contract Oversight

September 30, 2016

By Neil Gordon

IRS Gears Up for Third Try at Outsourced Tax Collection



Photograph of a Form 1040 and one hundred dollar bills laying on top of it. Will the IRS’s newest attempt to use debt collection companies to recover delinquent taxes succeed where two previous efforts failed? Early indications are not promising.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 25, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Rules Set for October Launch



President Barack Obama signs legislation in the Oval Office, Dec. 22, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) The Obama Administration has released final regulations and guidance to implement the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order. The regulations, which go into effect in October, will bring greater transparency to federal contracting and help level the playing field for law-abiding companies.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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