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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 17, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Ebenezer Scrooge Should Not Be a Federal Contractor



Contract Oversight New reports by a watchdog group and Congress show why Scrooge-like companies should not be doing business with the federal government.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 16, 2013

By Paul Chassy, Ph.D., J.D.

DoD’s Workforce Cost Formula Stirs Debate



National Security The Defense Department’s methodology for comparing workforce costs has created a stir. Advocates for government workers and advocates for the contractors are fighting about necessary improvements, but facts and data should prevail, not myths.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 13, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Has Political Spending Defanged Intel Watchdogs in Congress?



Cash Stack Congressional overseers of U.S. intelligence programs received $3.7 million in campaign contributions from the largest intelligence contractors, according to a nonprofit research organization.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 5, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Contractors Receive Huge Raise on Same Day Income Inequality Discussed



Contract Oversight The White House raised the contractor compensation cap to nearly $1 million. That amount doesn't signify how much contractor can be paid; it only signifies how much will come from U.S. taxpayers. POGO supports efforts to significantly reduce the taxpayers'

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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