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July 22, 2016

By Neil Gordon

DynCorp Facing New Charges of Fraud on Iraq Contract



Iraq Police Training The Justice Department claims DynCorp International fraudulently overbilled the State Department on a contract to train the Iraqi police. Five years ago, DynCorp paid millions of dollars to resolve similar allegations involving the same contract.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 14, 2016

By Daniel Grossman

Security Clearances Drop but Intelligence Problems Remain



Photograph of a folder with the words Top Secret stamped on it. The number of intelligence personnel eligible for security clearances decreased from Fiscal Year 2014 to 2015, which demonstrates a positive step in consolidating and coordinating the intelligence community’s national security efforts. However, there are s

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Topics: National Security, Contract Oversight

May 10, 2016

By Daniel Van Schooten

Challenge to False Claims Act Falls Flat at House Hearing



Cash Stack A House Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing examining possible changes to the incentive structure of the False Claims Act. Most of the potential changes consisted of either decreasing the liability of perpetrators or making it harder for whistleblowers t

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

December 15, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Federal Fraud Recoveries Drop More than 38 Percent



Photograph of a Billion Dollars In fiscal year 2015, the Department of Justice recovered more than $3.5 billion in cases involving fraud against the government—a dramatic decrease from the previous fiscal year’s total.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 26, 2015

By Neil Gordon

SAIC Fraud Case Leaves Whistleblower Unsettled



SAIC Ad Two years after the company formerly known as SAIC paid millions to settle a contract fraud case, the Air Force officer who blew the whistle remains disappointed with the outcome.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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