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October 30, 2014

By Neil Gordon

KBR Iraq Fraud Case Gets to Supreme Court



Supreme Court A nearly decade-old whistleblower lawsuit alleging KBR defrauded the government and provided contaminated water in Iraq hangs in the balance at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 24, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Social Security’s Perilous Plan for Its Future



Contract Oversight As the Social Security Administration readies its strategic plan for the next decade, there is growing concern over the agency's shift toward Web-based customer service and its contract with credit reporting giant Experian.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 16, 2014

By Neil Gordon

USIS Loses Federal Background Check Business



Contract Oversight The Office of Personnel Management bids adieu to background check contractor USIS.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 11, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Hey Big Spender: Spend Our Money More Ethically



Contract Oversight A new report discusses how federal contracting practices can effect positive change when it comes to human rights throughout the world.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 12, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Past Performance Compliance Improving but Far from Perfect



Contract Oversight According to the GAO, the federal agencies are getting better at reporting contractor past performance data but are still falling short of White House goals.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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