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April 3, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Army Corps Stands By Its Sweetheart Deal With DynCorp



Dyncorp building The Army Corps of Engineers stands by its decision to allow DynCorp International to walk away from a botched construction job in Afghanistan.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 27, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

It’s Time to Get Serious About Trafficking-in-Persons Policies



Laborers Filling Sandbags POGO has urged the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council to implement the strongest possible prohibitions on trafficking in persons (TIP), but you can help fight human trafficking too.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 8, 2013

By Neil Gordon

SIGIR Says “At Least” $8 Billion Lost in Iraq



National Security The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), which sunsets this month, said the government has no idea how billions of reconstruction dollars were spent over the past decade, and estimates that at least $8 billion has been lost to fraud, waste, and abuse.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 1, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Should SIGAR Have Suspension and Debarment Power?



Afghanistan While the government considers whether to grant SIGAR suspension and debarment powers, dozens of companies and individuals suspected of aiding terrorists in Afghanistan remain eligible to receive U.S. taxpayer money.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 31, 2013

By Andre Francisco

U.S. May Have Bought Fuel from Iran for Afghanistan



Oil barrels U.S. officials did not have a way to make sure fuel purchased for security forces in Afghanistan did not come from Iran, which would violate U.S. sanctions, according to a Washington Post story.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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