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March 8, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Contractor at Hanford Nuclear Waste Project Admits Fraud



Hanford Nuclear Waste Complex A “key contractor” involved in the construction of a nuclear waste processing plant in Hanford, Wash., admitted to criminal time card fraud, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

February 15, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Issa Proposes Contractor Responsibility Reforms



Rep. Darrell Issa Representative Issa's proposal to overhaul the suspension and debarment system generates mixed reactions.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 23, 2013

By Joe Newman

McCaskill: Make Sure We Don't Have Another Benghazi



Sen. McCaskill Sen. Claire McCaskill told reporters she plans to talk to Kerry about embassy security.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 17, 2011

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Is the Federal Suspension and Debarment System Broken?



Is the federal suspension and debarment system broken? The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) attempted to answer that question yesterday.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 5, 2012

By Neil Gordon

BP Suspension: What’s Behind Door Number Two?



Contract Oversight Despite having several other companies from which it can purchase fuel, whichever company the Pentagon chooses to replace BP with will likely pose as great a responsibility risk.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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