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June 27, 2013

By Jana Persky

Obama Nominates Watchdog for Defense Department



National Security After more than 18 months without one, the Pentagon may soon have a permanent inspector general (IG) after President Barack Obama nominated Jon Rymer for the job last Friday.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 26, 2013

By Andrew Wyner

SIGAR Letter Reveals Nonpayment of Subcontractors



SIGAR Letter The Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) released a letter detailing the problem of prime contractors failing to pay subcontractors in Afghanistan.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 21, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

DOE Contracting Mismanagement Cost Taxpayers Over $450,000



Heather WIlson The Department of Energy has mishandled yet another nuclear lab contractor, paying hundreds of thousands of dollars without requesting or recording a single deliverable.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 18, 2013

By Neil Gordon

DynCorp Accused of Being a Deadbeat



Contract Oversight A Turkish construction company has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against DynCorp International, seeking nearly $6 million in overdue payments and damages for construction work in Afghanistan, including a project for which the government failed to hold

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 14, 2013

By Adam Zagorin

Final Inspector General’s Report Cuts References to Panetta’s Disclosure of “TOP SECRET” Info



National Security The Department of Defense Inspector General’s final report on what kind of access the Zero Dark Thirty filmmakers had to classified information omits any reference to then-CIA Director Leon Panetta’s disclosure of “TOP SECRET” and other sensitive informati

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

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