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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

May 30, 2013

By Christine Anderson

Pentagon Tells Congress: Stop Giving Us What We Don’t Need



Government Accountability A bipartisan group of Representatives congratulated Defense Secretary Hagel on his commitment to shrinking the DoD budget, and the Pentagon in turn asked for Congress's help in cutting unwanted programs.

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Topics: National Security

May 30, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Congress Fighting Base Closures Despite Cost Savings



National Security Congress is refusing to allow the Pentagon to save money by closing unnecessary bases and facilities, according to an article in Government Executive.

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Topics: National Security

May 29, 2013

By Mia Steinle

Nuke Agency Wasted Millions on Inappropriate Reimbursements



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility A contractor for the National Nuclear Security Administration overbilled the agency by about $3.7 million in order to reimburse its subcontractors for living expenses they were not eligible to receive, according to the Inspector General at the Department of Energy.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 9, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Watchdog Says Government Trying to Silence Embarrassing Afghanistan Reports



SIGAR Sopko John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), says the government is trying to interfere with his independent investigations because his reports are embarrassing to the White House and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, acco

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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