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March 1, 2012

By Neil Gordon

McCaskill, Webb Introduce Wartime Contracting Legislation that Could Save Taxpayers Billions



Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Jim Webb (D-VA) have introduced the Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012 (S. 2139), a bill that will greatly enhance transparency, sustainability, and accountability in overseas contingency operation

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Topics: Contract Oversight, Open Government

November 17, 2012

By Andre Francisco

Stop U.S. Involvement in Human Trafficking



End Human Trafficking Help us end U.S.-supported human trafficking so not another cent of your tax dollars go to funding modern-day slavery.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 4, 2012

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Executive Order Focuses on Prohibiting Human Trafficking



An Executive Order details guidance for a new anti-human trafficking rule that will prohibit U.S.-facilitated trafficking occurring abroad. The EO strengthens the government’s zero-tolerance policy rules governing trafficking in persons.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 14, 2011

By Nick Schwellenbach

Documents Reveal Details of Alleged Labor Trafficking by KBR Subcontractor



KBR Labor Protest In December 2008, South Asian workers staged a protest on the outskirts of Baghdad. The reason: Up to 1,000 of them had been confined in a windowless warehouse without money or work for as long as three months.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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