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May 7, 2013

By Neil Gordon

If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try Again…and Again…and Again



Contract Oversight For the fourth time since 2007, Congress will try to pass a measure that will prevent companies and individuals who owe taxes from being awarded federal contracts.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 16, 2013

By Andre Francisco

House Votes to Bar Tax-Delinquent Contractors But Not Individuals



Government Accountability The House unanimously passed a bill to bar contractors who are behind on their taxes from receiving federal funds, according to an article in The Washington Post.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 15, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Issa Proposes Contractor Responsibility Reforms



Rep. Darrell Issa Representative Issa's proposal to overhaul the suspension and debarment system generates mixed reactions.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 9, 2011

By Neil Gordon

DoD Suspension and Debarment: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly



The Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) released the results of its audit of the suspension and debarment (S&D) process at the Services (Army, Navy, and Air Force) and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 26, 2009

By Neil Gordon

POGO Testifies in Congress Today



Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is holding a hearing provocatively titled “How Convicts and Con Artists Receive New Federal Contracts.”

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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