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June 10, 2014

By Neil Gordon

United Technologies and the Pentagon: History Repeats



Contract Oversight A new report by the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) paints a troubling picture of the Pentagon’s decades-long relationship with one of its top contractors, United Technologies. At best, it indicates some fine-tuning is needed in defense co

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 4, 2014

By Neil Gordon

POGO Comments on Contractor Personal Conflicts of Interest



Contract Oversight The Project On Government Oversight submitted a public comment Monday supporting a proposed change in the regulation of federal contractor personal conflicts of interest. The change will revise the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to extend the guideli

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 19, 2014

By Neil Gordon

DynCorp, Northrop Overcharge for Anti-Terrorism Program



Contract Oversight POGO obtained a Pentagon Inspector General report not released to the public that found Northrop Grumman and DynCorp International overcharged the government more than $91 million on a counter-terrorism contract, including $3 million for labor hours that e

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 15, 2014

By Gabriela Urias

DoD Finalizes Counterfeit Part Rule at Last…Only to Backtrack



C-130J After getting bogged down by contractors' complaints, the DoD finally put an anti-counterfeit electronic parts rule into effect on May 6. Within three days, however, yet another public meeting was announced, giving contractors the opportunity to slow thin

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 12, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Defense Contract Competition Rate Stands Pat



Poker After several years of steady decline, a new report finds that the rate of competition in defense contracting stayed the same in the last year. This might be a sign that acquisition reform at the Pentagon is succeeding.

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