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April 14, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Why is DOE Still Funding Fights against Whistleblowers?



Senator Ed Markey wrote to the Secretary of Energy seeking answers about the Department's practice of reimbursing legal costs incurred by contractors in cases where they committed illegal conduct such as discrimination or whistleblower retaliation.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, Energy and Natural Resources, Contract Oversight

April 7, 2016

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

B-21 Comes with a Stealth Final Price Tag



B-21 Bomber Rendering Despite requests by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, the Air Force isn't releasing the final contract value for the B-21, the new Long Range Strike Bomber, arguing that estimates are good enough.

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Topics: Open Government, National Security, Contract Oversight

October 15, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Who’s Ripping Off the Government Now? The Government!



GSA IT GSA Profit The General Services Administration charges other agencies fees when they use GSA-established contracts. Those fees have provided a slush fund to GSA that exceeds $1 billion.

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 8, 2015

By Meg Lentz

EPA Coming Clean, but Gold King a Gold Mine for Contractors



Gold King Mine Leak Colorado Newly released records show the EPA reacting to an undefined emergency in the same region as the Gold King Mine leak — a day before the spill occurred.

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Topics: Open Government, Contract Oversight

May 21, 2015

By Neil Gordon

A National Action Plan for Contract Reform



Contract Oversight For the upcoming 3rd National Action Plan, POGO is proposing 8 commitments that will advance contracting transparency.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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