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May 10, 2016
A House Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing examining possible changes to the incentive structure of the False Claims Act. Most of the potential changes consisted of either decreasing the liability of perpetrators or making it harder for whistleblowers t
April 22, 2016
The Federal Contractor Misconduct Database reports a total of $38.7 billion paid by contractors in penalties for environmental violations.
April 14, 2016
Senator Ed Markey wrote to the Secretary of Energy seeking answers about the Department's practice of reimbursing legal costs incurred by contractors in cases where they committed illegal conduct such as discrimination or whistleblower retaliation.
April 12, 2016
By Neil Gordon
An audit conducted in response to a massive Navy contract bribery scandal found significant weaknesses in the Navy’s management of port service contractors, as well as several improper—and potentially fraudulent—practices by the Navy and its contractors.
February 3, 2016
By Neil Gordon
POGO supports a new rule requiring federal agencies to more rigorously screen felon and tax-delinquent companies that bid on contracts.
Topics: Contract Oversight
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Fly Before You Buy: Tom Christie on Realistic Combat Testing
The Project On Government Oversight's Dan Grazier recently sat down with Tom Christie, a former Director of Operational Test & Evaluation at the DoD from 2001-2005, to talk about the critical need for realistic combat testing before the Pentagon buys new weapons.