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July 22, 2014

By Andre Francisco

New Analysis on Old Reports of Nuclear Risk



Nuclear Symbol The risk of a catastrophe from nuclear weapons is far above any acceptable level, according to the analysis of a previously-unreleased report from 1957.

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Topics: National Security

July 17, 2014

By Neil Gordon

New Brookings Paper Analyzes Government Failure



Contract Oversight A new research paper and interactive website produced by the Brookings Institution provide a unique insight into federal government failures since 2001.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 18, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Congress to Give Private Debt Collection Another Try



Contract Oversight Congress is considering bills that would require the Internal Revenue Service to hire contractors to collect delinquent federal taxes. Unfortunately, the poor track record of private debt collection programs isn't dissuading some lawmakers.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 17, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Entrusting Afghanistan Aid Oversight to Contractors



Contract Oversight The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is about to put contractors in charge of overseeing the billions of dollars invested in Afghanistan reconstruction. Is this a good idea?

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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

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