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May 29, 2013

By Mia Steinle

Nuke Agency Wasted Millions on Inappropriate Reimbursements



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility A contractor for the National Nuclear Security Administration overbilled the agency by about $3.7 million in order to reimburse its subcontractors for living expenses they were not eligible to receive, according to the Inspector General at the Department of Energy.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 20, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

DOE Contracting Woes Continue



National Laboratories The Department of Energy Inspector General found subcontract audit weaknesses with nine Management and Operating contractors. Subcontracts totaling nearly $1 billion had not been audited or were reviewed in a manner that did not meet audit standards, which

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 16, 2013

By Meryl Grenadier

DOE Error Causes Contracting Redo



Nuclear Symbol Losing bidders will get a second shot to win a $23 billion contract with the National Nuclear Security Administration for work at the Y-12 and Pantex nuclear facilities because the NNSA “failed to make meaningful assessments” of the proposed cost savings o

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 13, 2013

By Andre Francisco

The Ugly End to the Largest Service Contract in U.S History



National Security Dealings between KBR and the Army have gotten “very nasty” as the two try to close out the largest government services contract in U.S. history, according to an article in Federal Times.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 10, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Company Hit By Chinese Hackers Still a Trusted Fed Supplier



Old Computer U.S. defense contractor QinetiQ North America got picked clean by Chinese hackers, but the government still awards the company contracts.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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