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June 19, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Reducing Contractor Compensation Cap Will Save Hundreds of Millions Annually



Checks Cashed Today, the GAO released a report which found savings of at least $100 million a year if the government reduces the taxpayers' burden to compensate contractor employees. A reduction is needed and Congress should get serious about cutting federal spending.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 7, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Call Me Maybe



Cellphones GSA's new wireless agreement is being applauded for its cost savings and efficiencies. But does it really answer the call, especially after taking years to award?

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 12, 2013

By Meryl Grenadier

The Benefits of Bid Protests



Contract Oversight In his recent article "Bid Protests: The Costs Are Real, But the Benefits Outweigh Them" Daniel I. Gordon defends the U.S. bid protest system and argues that the benefits of the system can be enhanced though greater transparency in government procurements.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 15, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Public Deserves Access to Contractor Workforce Size and Cost Data



Letter from the National Science Foundation Access to federal government data on the size and cost of the contractor workforce needs improvement. Agencies still don't collect the data needed to understand the financial burden of millions of government and contractor workers.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 11, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Army of One ... Contractor



Contract Oversight Don't like competing for contracts? Head to the Department of Defense, which routinely awards contracts where it solicited or received only one bid.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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