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October 15, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Who’s Ripping Off the Government Now? The Government!



GSA IT GSA Profit The General Services Administration charges other agencies fees when they use GSA-established contracts. Those fees have provided a slush fund to GSA that exceeds $1 billion.

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 9, 2015

By Spencer Brignac

DoD Buying From Everywhere but America



U.S. Navy Unloading Foreign Supplies Two recent audits revealed that the military is still buying foreign-made goods, despite procurement laws against the practice.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 7, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Federal Small Business Contracting: Fact or Fiction?



Shopping carts The Small Business Administration touted the federal government's small business contracting success last year, claiming $91.7 billion, or 25 percent of all contract dollars, was awarded to small businesses. Are the numbers too good to be true?

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 15, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

GSA Promoting New Pricing Tools



calc graph POGO opposes a new plan to scrap pricing protections and rely instead on prices previously paid by the government. The plan would essentially lock the government into buying commercially available goods at government prices rather genuine market prices.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 4, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Historical Lessons for Air Force’s New Bomber



Photo of F-22 and B-2 on the ground Recent Air Force acquisition failures should guide acquisition and oversight of the Long Range Strike Bomber.

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Topics: National Security

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