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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

February 18, 2012

By Neil Gordon

Gonna Put IT in the Want Ads: Keeping Contractors from Crossing the Line



While browsing Craigslist recently, POGO came across this job advertisement (pdf) posted by an unidentified “large firm” in Arlington, Virginia seeking a “Procurement Acquisition Analyst” with information technology experience to work for an unnamed govern

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

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