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March 11, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Report Shows Continued Growth in Suspensions and Debarments



Debarment Graph Federal agencies are increasingly relying on suspension and debarment to protect taxpayers from fraud, waste and abuse, according to a new report.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 7, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Federal Contracting Hearing Leaves Unanswered Questions



Claire McCaskill Thursday's Senate subcommittee hearing on the government's contractor performance and integrity databases left the public with many unanswered questions, but Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is totally on the case.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 26, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Fed Business Still Good for USIS, Despite Legal Woes



Background Check Despite mounting legal troubles, background-check contractor USIS continues raking in millions of dollars in federal contracts.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 5, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Rep. Issa Opens Investigation into Navy Fraud



Darrell Issa In response to the string of embarrassing scandals, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), is opening an investigation into contracting fraud at the Navy.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 28, 2014

By Neil Gordon

KBR Accused of Kickbacks, Gouging, Unsafe Practices in Iraq



Contract Oversight The Justice Department filed another False Claims Act lawsuit against contractor KBR. This time, KBR is alleged to have engaged in a massive corruption scheme in Iraq that included shipping food in trucks that had previously contained human remains.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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