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November 14, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Nuclear Contractor Used Taxpayer Dollars to Lobby for Taxpayer Dollars



Sandia National Laboratory The Department of Energy Inspector General has confirmed allegations that the contractor managing Sandia National Laboratory illegally used taxpayer dollars to lobby Department officials and Members of Congress for a contract extension.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 10, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Maersk Settles Alleged Contract Fraud for $8.7M



Maersk Ship Danish shipping giant Maersk pays $8.7 million to settle claim of defrauding the U.S. government on a contract to supply the military in Afghanistan.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 7, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Acquisition Reform Seems More Like Industry Wish List



Contract Oversight Acquisition reform is a hot buzz phrase, but the latest proposal by the New Democrat Coalition reads like a contracting lobbyist's talking points. Contracting improvements are needed, but the government shouldn't invite contractors to run the store and gut

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 4, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Contractor Hired to Manage Construction of UPF



Y-12 The contractor currently managing the Y-12 National Security Complex just awarded a subcontract to it's parent company, Bechtel National, for the final design and construction work on the Uranium Processing Facility.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 30, 2014

By Neil Gordon

KBR Iraq Fraud Case Gets to Supreme Court



Supreme Court A nearly decade-old whistleblower lawsuit alleging KBR defrauded the government and provided contaminated water in Iraq hangs in the balance at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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