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July 1, 2013

By Jack Scher

Public Unable to Hold Nuclear Subcontractors Accountable



Y-12 Department of Energy policy shields subcontractors from being held accountable by the public. In order to ensure that tax dollars are not wasted and security not jeopardized, reform is necessary.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 1, 2013

By Andrew Wyner

Despite Panic, Large Contractors Evading Sequestration Hit



Dodging a Punch Large contractors who once publicly panicked in the face of sequestration and threatened their employees’ jobs are just months later doing relatively well.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 27, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Senate Border Security/Immigration Bill Circumvents Contracting Protections



Immigration Bill The Senate border security and immigration bill includes anti-taxpayer contracting provisions that run the risk of abuse. Competition and bid protests are important tools to ensure that costs are low, performance is high, laws are followed, and the process

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 27, 2013

By Andre Francisco

New Podcast: How the Intelligence World Came to Rely on Contractors



Microphone Why did the United States start outsourcing so many of its intelligence activities? What risks and costs does this pose to the government?

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 26, 2013

By Andrew Wyner

SIGAR Letter Reveals Nonpayment of Subcontractors



SIGAR Letter The Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) released a letter detailing the problem of prime contractors failing to pay subcontractors in Afghanistan.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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