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March 7, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Federal Contracting Hearing Leaves Unanswered Questions



Claire McCaskill Thursday's Senate subcommittee hearing on the government's contractor performance and integrity databases left the public with many unanswered questions, but Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is totally on the case.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 5, 2014

By Neil Gordon

FAPIIS Finally Gets a Hill Hearing



Contract Oversight Tomorrow, the public will finally get the lowdown on the government's FAPIIS database when the Senate convenes a hearing on contractor performance information.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 26, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Fed Business Still Good for USIS, Despite Legal Woes



Background Check Despite mounting legal troubles, background-check contractor USIS continues raking in millions of dollars in federal contracts.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 14, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

USAID Ditches Plan to Buy Pretty Photos of Afghanistan



Photographer Less than a week after posting a contract proposal online for “timely, attractive visual images” of development efforts in Afghanistan, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) canceled the request.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 5, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Rep. Issa Opens Investigation into Navy Fraud



Darrell Issa In response to the string of embarrassing scandals, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), is opening an investigation into contracting fraud at the Navy.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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