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January 3, 2014

By Neil Gordon

HealthCare.gov Debacle Reveals Flaws in Contractor Screening



Drug and FDA Issues Amid the holiday season craziness, The Washington Post published an in-depth account of how a subsidiary of Canadian IT giant CGI Group won the contract to lead the design and testing of the HealthCare.gov website.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 20, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Three Strikes Against Waste Disposal in Afghanistan



Incinerators For the third time this year, the Afghanistan reconstruction watchdog found wasteful, possibly life-threatening, waste incineration practices on U.S. bases in Afghanistan.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 19, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

EPA Inspector General Uncovers Employee’s Million-Dollar Fraud



Science Policy The EPA Inspector General found one employee defrauded the government out of almost $1 million over 12 years, and identified the agency problems that allowed in to happen.

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Topics: Government Accountability

December 17, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Budget Deal Takes Pressure Off Pentagon to Cut Waste



National Security The bipartisan budget agreement will take the pressure off the Pentagon when they were finally beginning to make difficult but necessary choices to rein in the out-of-control defense budget, according to an op-ed by Ethan Rosenkranz.

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Topics: National Security

December 11, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

DoD Analysis Reveals Cost Jump at New Nuke Facility



Y-12 Complex A new analysis from the Department of Defense reveals cost increases and schedule delays continue to plague the Uranium Processing Facility construction project at the Y-12 nuclear weapons complex.

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Topics: National Security

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