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October 21, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Former Blackwater Guards Re-indicted for 2007 Iraq Shooting



Contract Oversight A federal grand jury re-indicted four former Blackwater guards involved in a shooting in Baghdad in September 2007.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 21, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Lady Gaga Tickets for Classified Info Scandal Hits Navy



National Security Multiple senior Navy officials have been arrested for running an overbilling scheme with a major Asian defense contractor in one of the biggest- and juiciest- cases of fraud to hit the U.S. Navy in years.

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Topics: National Security

October 16, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Boeing Overcharges Military, Again



Chinhook US Army Africa A July audit obtained by Bloomberg News from the Pentagon’s Inspector General (IG) found that Boeing overcharged the military as much as $16.6 million as part of a $4.4 billion CH-47F Helicopter contract from 2008.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 18, 2013

By David S. Hilzenrath

Questions for Under Secretary of State Patrick Kennedy



Patrick Kennedy At a House hearing Wednesday, Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy faced intense questioning about Benghazi. There are also questions Kennedy could answer about the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, where former guards say security problems could lead to tragedy.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 12, 2013

By Neil Gordon

SIGIR Releases Its Final Report



Ford Shelby The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) released its final report this week, detailing an impressive list of accomplishments over the past decade.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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