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September 14, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Government Watchdog Identifies Lessons from Afghanistan Reconstruction



Diggers on reconstruction project in Afghanistan, taken by the International Security Assistance Force Public Affairs The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has some important lessons about the systemic corruption that has hindered the 15-year effort to rebuild the war-torn country.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

September 1, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Halt DHS Procurement while Private Detention Centers Evaluated



Detention Center fence The Project On Government Oversight asks that the Department of Homeland Security immediately halt long-term contract renewals and solicitations for detention centers while the Homeland Security Advisory Board evaluates whether the immigration detention op

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

August 26, 2016

By Adam Zagorin

Further Report of Abuse Inside the Defense Logistics Agency



KGL Logistics logo and Iran rials The Project On Government Oversight recently learned new information involving its July 6, 2016, article about improper leaks of restricted government documents by the Defense Logistics Agency to a major US military contractor, Kuwait and Gulf Link, also k

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

August 25, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Rules Set for October Launch



President Barack Obama signs legislation in the Oval Office, Dec. 22, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) The Obama Administration has released final regulations and guidance to implement the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order. The regulations, which go into effect in October, will bring greater transparency to federal contracting and help level the playing field for law-abiding companies.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 24, 2016

By Neil Gordon

SEC Secures Another Win for Whistleblower Rights



Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) For the second time in less than a week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) scored a win for whistleblower rights when it fined Health Net $340,000 for using severance agreements to silence former employees.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, Contract Oversight

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