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January 22, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Supreme Court Strikes Out KBR



Umpire Strike Out The U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals by KBR and Halliburton to dismiss three lawsuits accusing them of harming service members and civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 14, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Court Revives False Claims Suit Against Triple Canopy



Contract Oversight A federal appeals court revived a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging private security contractor Triple Canopy concealed the fact that its guards in Iraq lacked basic firearms proficiency.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 16, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Former CEO of “Flagrant 5” Firm Pleads Guilty to Fraud



Contract Oversight Former Louis Berger Group CEO Derish Wolff pleaded guilty to overbilling the U.S. Agency for International Development. Two other former executives have already pleaded guilty in the matter, for which the company paid $69 million in civil and criminal fine

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 9, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

POGO Asks Pentagon for Better Tracking of Service Contracts



National Security DoD is shirking its legal responsibilities to monitor and improve the size, spending, and functions of the service contracting workforce. The result is wasted money that could be spent on equipment, training, and support that DoD and soldiers need.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 3, 2014

By Neil Gordon

DOJ Announces Record-Setting Year for Fraud Recovery



Cash Stack Fiscal year 2014 was a record-setting year for fraud recoveries under the False Claims Act: the Department of Justice clawed back nearly $5.7 billion in taxpayer money.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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