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September 17, 2015

By Neil Gordon

New DOJ Corporate Crime Policy Will Impact Contracting



Screenshot of DOJ Memo on Corporate Wrongdoing What impact will the Department of Justice's new guidelines for fighting corporate crime have on the companies in POGO's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database and on federal contracting in general?

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 31, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Army Ordered to Pay KBR’s Legal Expenses



U.S. Soldiers Iraq Water Treatment Chemicals The millions of dollars KBR has spent fighting lawsuits alleging toxic poisoning in Iraq must be reimbursed by taxpayers, according to a ruling by the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 27, 2015

By Neil Gordon

POGO Supports “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Rule



U.S. Civilian Contractors The Project On Government Oversight submitted a public comment supporting a proposed rule implementing an Executive Order for expanded contractor disclosure. We also suggested ways to make the final rule more effective.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 13, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

USAID’s Partner Vetting System: Controversial but Necessary



Photo of US Aid in Action The United States Agency for International Development’s Partner Vetting System isn't without controversy, but it is possible to find the right balance to ensure taxpayer dollars don't go to terrorists.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

April 27, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Slaughterhouse Jive: $1.5M Wasted on Afghan Abattoir



Photo of the Afghanistan Slaughterhouse Construction Site The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction found that an abandoned and unfinished slaughterhouse in eastern Afghanistan could cost taxpayers upwards of $5.8 million.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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