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August 12, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Past Performance Compliance Improving but Far from Perfect



Contract Oversight According to the GAO, the federal agencies are getting better at reporting contractor past performance data but are still falling short of White House goals.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 4, 2014

By Michelle Li

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Fight Human Trafficking, Improve Worker Visa Program



Handcuffs Members of Congress introduce bill to fight human trafficking by improving the foreign worker visa program.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 1, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Obama Cracks Down on “Low Road” Contracting



Contract Oversight President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday that struck a major blow against federal contractors who repeatedly violate wage, safety, and discrimination laws.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 31, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Holders of Sensitive Defense Jobs Owe $730 Million in Taxes



Taxes More than 80,000 federal defense workers and contractor employees in sensitive positions owe more than $730 million in unpaid federal taxes, according to a new GAO report.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 24, 2014

By Neil Gordon

U.S. Using Unsafe Burn Pit in Afghanistan—Again



Burn Pit The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction found unsafe and illegal solid waste disposal practices at Shindand Airbase.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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