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July 31, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Contracting Policy Office Wants Industry Inside Agencies



Contract Oversight The Office of Federal Procurement Policy is promoting the idea of allowing contracting personnel to rotate between the government and the private sector. But this proposal is the last thing we need if we want to enhance the federal acquisition workforce.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 30, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Pentagon Still Needs Better Service Contract Inventories



Contract Oversight The Government Accountability Office has released its third and final review of Department of Defense service contract inventories.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 19, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

White House Takes on Federal vs. Contractor Employee Costs



Memo POGO supports the government's efforts to compare the cost of federal employees and contractors performing the same work because it currently lacks an effective way to compare the true costs when making hiring and contracting decisions.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 19, 2012

By Joe Newman

We've Seen This Before: Video of Drunk Security Contractors



Bonfire in Kabul Security Guard Buidling There are lurid parallels between a new investigation of private security contractors drunk in Kabul and a similar POGO investigation three years ago.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 4, 2012

By Neil Gordon

Senate Report Silent on Fusion Center Reliance on Contractors



The Intelligence Process A bipartisan Senate investigative report on joint federal-state-local anti-terrorism facilities, called Fusion Centers, uncovers many problems but fails to explore the risks of using contractors to perform intelligence services.

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Topics: National Security

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