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June 4, 2014

By Neil Gordon

POGO Comments on Contractor Personal Conflicts of Interest



Contract Oversight The Project On Government Oversight submitted a public comment Monday supporting a proposed change in the regulation of federal contractor personal conflicts of interest. The change will revise the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to extend the guideli

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 12, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Defense Contract Competition Rate Stands Pat



Poker After several years of steady decline, a new report finds that the rate of competition in defense contracting stayed the same in the last year. This might be a sign that acquisition reform at the Pentagon is succeeding.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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

February 21, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Pentagon Looking to Cut F-35 Buy



F-35 navy According to recent press reports, the Pentagon’s upcoming budget request will propose cutting the military’s overall F-35 purchase by eight aircraft.

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Topics: National Security

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