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July 12, 2013

By Neil Gordon

A White Elephant and Toxic Air at Camp Leatherneck



Camp Leatherneck The Afghanistan reconstruction watchdog found two egregious examples of waste at Camp Leatherneck.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 11, 2013

By Jana Persky

Penalties Are Weak for Misbehaving Contractors



Yellow Card The Project On Government Oversight’s federal contractor misconduct database details numerous instances of wrongdoing, fraud, and violations at private companies employed by the government. But despite proven misconduct, most contractors never face serious

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 9, 2013

By Neil Gordon

POGO Obtains Second Helping of “Compelling Reason” Memos



Contract Oversight POGO has obtained the compelling reason determinations issued by the Defense Logistics Agency in 2009 and 2010 to waive the suspension of indicted logistics company Agility and extend its contracts to support the military in the Middle East.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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

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