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September 6, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

DoD IG Confirms POGO’s DARPA Concerns



DARPA DARPA improperly awards contracts, often without proper evaluations, required support or approvals, and checking the adequacy of contractor accounting systems.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 5, 2013

By Andrew Wyner

POGO Supports Sen. Collins’s Contracting Legislation



Chinese Boots POGO calls on the DoD IG to audit domestic preference contracting laws. In addition to following the law, the military might end up saving a buck or two.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 31, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Contracting Policy Office Wants Industry Inside Agencies



Contract Oversight The Office of Federal Procurement Policy is promoting the idea of allowing contracting personnel to rotate between the government and the private sector. But this proposal is the last thing we need if we want to enhance the federal acquisition workforce.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 25, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Chairman Issa’s SUSPEND Act: Pros and Cons



Timeout Chairman Issa's SUSPEND Act draft bill has been the subject of a hearing and a recent panel discussion. Although many contracting experts don't see a need for change, it might be time for legislation that will improve the suspension and debarment system an

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 9, 2013

By Neil Gordon

POGO Obtains Second Helping of “Compelling Reason” Memos



Contract Oversight POGO has obtained the compelling reason determinations issued by the Defense Logistics Agency in 2009 and 2010 to waive the suspension of indicted logistics company Agility and extend its contracts to support the military in the Middle East.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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