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September 10, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Watchdog Finds Flaws in DOE Contractor Responsibility Checks



Contract Oversight A report by the Department of Energy Inspector General found the Department needs to improve its policies and procedures for ensuring that contracts are awarded only to responsible vendors.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 22, 2013

By Neil Gordon

DynCorp Faces Another Subcontractor Nonpayment Lawsuit



Dyncorp building
For the second time in two months, a subcontractor has sued DynCorp International seeking money it claims DynCorp owes for Afghanistan reconsruction work.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 18, 2013

By David S. Hilzenrath

Review Finds Security Problems at Diplomatic Posts



Razor Wire An audit by the State Department Inspector General found deficient security at overseas posts under high threat.

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Topics: National Security

July 17, 2013

By Neil Gordon

U.S. Reconstruction Project in Afghanistan Gets an F



Exposed Wires A new watchdog report found that a teacher training facility in Afghanistan is in precarious shape, thanks to two contractors who were allowed to walk away from the job by the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 17, 2013

By Andrew Wyner

Syria-Aiding Russian Contractor Awarded Another DoD Contract



Photograph of Mi-17 Helicopter flying over Afghanistan.- Image from Flickr user DVIDSHUB After coming under fire for its ties to Syria and Iran, Russian helicopter contractor Rosoboronexport was recently awarded a nearly $600 million contract with the Department of Defense.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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