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September 20, 2013

By David S. Hilzenrath

State Dept. Corrects Testimony POGO Exposed as Misleading



Patrick Kennedy A week after the Project On Government Oversight exposed recent State Department testimony on embassy security as inaccurate and misleading, the Department has written a letter to members of the U.S. Senate acknowledging that its testimony was wrong and co

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 20, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Audit Finds Serious Flaws in Navy Security Screening



National Security A Pentagon Inspector General report released this week finds major flaws in a security system used to regulate contractor access to Navy facilities.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 19, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Navy Yard Shooter Was Security-Cleared Contractor



Contract Oversight In the days since a gunman killed 12 people at the Navy Yard complex in Washington, D.C., many have been questioning why–despite warning signs like gun-related arrests and mental illness–Aaron Alexis was given secret-level clearance for his job with a subc

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 18, 2013

By David S. Hilzenrath

Questions for Under Secretary of State Patrick Kennedy



Patrick Kennedy At a House hearing Wednesday, Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy faced intense questioning about Benghazi. There are also questions Kennedy could answer about the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, where former guards say security problems could lead to tragedy.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 12, 2013

By Neil Gordon

SIGIR Releases Its Final Report



Ford Shelby The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) released its final report this week, detailing an impressive list of accomplishments over the past decade.

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