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August 9, 2011

By Neil Gordon

DoD Suspension and Debarment: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly



The Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) released the results of its audit of the suspension and debarment (S&D) process at the Services (Army, Navy, and Air Force) and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 25, 2011

By Neil Gordon

FCMD Contractors in the News



The Department of the Interior announced on Thursday that BP Exploration and Production, Inc., will provide $1 billion for early oil spill restoration efforts in the Gulf of Mexico as part of an agreement with the federal government and the five states bor

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 18, 2011

By Neil Gordon

FAPIIS First Impressions



Fapiis Friday, April 15, 2011 marked the public debut of the government’s contractor and grantee responsibility database, the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System, or FAPIIS. POGO gave it a test drive and has a few things to say about it.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 24, 2006

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Homeland Security "Gag" Orders for Guards



DHS Seal Congressional Quarterly has the latest (hat tip: Justin Rood) on the now-year-long saga of gag oaths--known as "non-disclosure agreements"--at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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