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April 19, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

White House Takes on Federal vs. Contractor Employee Costs



Memo POGO supports the government's efforts to compare the cost of federal employees and contractors performing the same work because it currently lacks an effective way to compare the true costs when making hiring and contracting decisions.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 11, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Government Wasting Tens of Billions Through Duplicative Programs



Government Accountability Duplicative programs from catfish inspections to foreign-language support are causing the federal government to waste tens of billions of dollars a year, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 9, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

MOX Costs Spiral Further Out of Control



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility The much beleaguered Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX) has increased in cost to $7.7 billion dollars, making this unnecessary facility 381 percent over it's original budget.

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Topics: National Security

April 3, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Energy IG Pushes to Consolidate Nuclear Labs, Again



Gregory Friedman Department of Energy Inspector General once again recommends establishing a commission to assess and consolidate nuclear labs around the country.

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Topics: National Security

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

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