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July 22, 2016

By Lexi Curnin

Global Witness Briefing Sheds Light on Cloaked Contractors



Hidden Menace report cover graphics by Global Witness Companies whose owners remain anonymous pose a threat to American taxpayer dollars and national security.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 23, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Indicted GSA Official is a Blast from POGO’s Past



GSA Building 120 Bells went off when we saw that former GSA official Helen “Renee” Ballard was indicted for a fraud and nepotism scheme involving large federal contractor CACI. Flashback to 2006…

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 20, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Federal Suspensions and Debarments Drop in FY 2015



Computer Charts Analytics The government’s use of suspension and debarment to keep federal funds out of the hands of risky recipients declined for the first time in many years. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 24, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Suspension and Debarment by the Numbers



Graph of Federal Suspension & Debarment Actions FY2010-FY2014 A new report shows that the federal government is increasingly relying on suspension and debarment to prevent risky companies and individuals from receiving contracts, grants, and other taxpayer funds.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 16, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Anti-Low Road Contracting Rule Coming Soon



Contract Oversight The White House will soon issue a proposed rule for implementing President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The order will save money and protect millions of workers, but it faces strong opposition from contractors.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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Fly Before You Buy: Tom Christie on Realistic Combat Testing

The Project On Government Oversight's Dan Grazier recently sat down with Tom Christie, a former Director of Operational Test & Evaluation at the DoD from 2001-2005, to talk about the critical need for realistic combat testing before the Pentagon buys new weapons.