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January 24, 2014

By Neil Gordon

DOJ Sues Firm That Screened Edward Snowden and Navy Yard Shooter



Contract Oversight The Justice Department alleges contractor U.S. Investigations Services submitted more than 600,000 falsified security clearance background investigations over four and a half years and defrauded taxpayers of millions of dollars.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 7, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Court Upholds 3-Year Contracting Suspension



Mess Hall 2013 ended on a sour note for Kuwaiti logistics firm Agility, which has been under indictment and barred from federal contracting since 2009.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 3, 2014

By Neil Gordon

HealthCare.gov Debacle Reveals Flaws in Contractor Screening



Drug and FDA Issues Amid the holiday season craziness, The Washington Post published an in-depth account of how a subsidiary of Canadian IT giant CGI Group won the contract to lead the design and testing of the HealthCare.gov website.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 17, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Ebenezer Scrooge Should Not Be a Federal Contractor



Contract Oversight New reports by a watchdog group and Congress show why Scrooge-like companies should not be doing business with the federal government.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 15, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Big Firm Gets Small Business Contracts



Contract Oversight The Washington Post released an investigation reporting that massive Virginia firm MicroTechnologies has been using a little-known contracting method to rake in millions of dollars of contracts designated for small businesses from the Department of Veteran

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