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June 19, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Reducing Contractor Compensation Cap Will Save Hundreds of Millions Annually



Checks Cashed Today, the GAO released a report which found savings of at least $100 million a year if the government reduces the taxpayers' burden to compensate contractor employees. A reduction is needed and Congress should get serious about cutting federal spending.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 18, 2013

By Neil Gordon

DynCorp Accused of Being a Deadbeat



Contract Oversight A Turkish construction company has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against DynCorp International, seeking nearly $6 million in overdue payments and damages for construction work in Afghanistan, including a project for which the government failed to hold

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 14, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Cap Fight! Debate Continues Over Contractor Compensation



Cat Fight This week, the House Armed Services Committee took up the long-debated issue of setting the contractor compensation benchmark in the FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act. Section 813 includes language to set the cap at its current level of $763,029, but allows for cost adjustments.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 14, 2013

By Jack Scher

Government Errors Hurt Small Businesses



Contract Oversight Government errors are making it impossible for small businesses to compete as contractors.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 13, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Booz in the News and Whistleblower Blues



Booz Allen Hamilton The revelation that it was Edward Snowden, an employee of National Security Agency contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, who blew the whistle on the NSA’s surveillance programs has thrust Booz Allen Hamilton into the spotlight. Unfortunately, their track record of business ethics and integrity has largely escaped scrutiny.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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