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April 29, 2014

By Neil Gordon

“Flagrant 5” Firm Among Top USAID Afghan Relief Recipients



USAID Chart A top recipient of USAID Afghanistan reconstruction funding is the Louis Berger Group, one of the infamous "Flagrant Five" Wartime Contracting Commissioner Charles Tiefer called out for poor performance and questionable ethics.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 24, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Meet the 3 Largest Recipients of State Dept. Afghan Aid



State Aid Chart Can the three largest recipients of State Department aid to Afghanistan—DynCorp, PAE, and Civilian Police International—be trusted with billions of taxpayer dollars?

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 20, 2013

By Tamer Azar

Effective Savings Requires Regulation Amendments



Contract Oversight With the increased use of reverse auctions in federal acquisitions, specific regulations and guidelines are needed to maximize the effectiveness of reverse auctions.

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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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