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September 24, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Social Security’s Perilous Plan for Its Future



Contract Oversight As the Social Security Administration readies its strategic plan for the next decade, there is growing concern over the agency's shift toward Web-based customer service and its contract with credit reporting giant Experian.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 9, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Federal Spending Watchdog Pulls the Plug on DUNS



Contract Oversight As of October 1, you will no longer be able to track the billions of dollars spent on the economic stimulus and the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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

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