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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

November 13, 2012

By Neil Gordon

Fluor Whistleblower Draws “First Blood”



Volpentest HAMMER Training Facility at the Hanford Nuclear Site The Department of Justice joined a False Claims Act lawsuit accusing large contractor Fluor Corporation of illegal lobbying.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 27, 2011

By Neil Gordon

New Features Added to Government's Contractor and Grantee Responsibility Database



Fapiis Almost six months have passed since the public debut of the government's contractor and grantee responsibility database, the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System, or FAPIIS. POGO was initially less than thrilled with FAPIIS, but we were optimistic that it would improve over time.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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

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