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March 2, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Groups Seek to Ban Secret Election Support by Contractors



Cash Stack In an effort to know more about federal contractors who influence elections, 50 groups have signed on to a letter urging President Obama to tackle the issue of secret political spending that can result in corruption in federal contracting.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 27, 2015

By Neil Gordon

POGO Gets a Peek Inside FAPIIS



Contract Oversight Documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act reveal new insights into the federal government's contractor and grantee misconduct database.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 26, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Secrecy Exposes Government to Shady Dealings



NSA Logo Operating in the dark could make the NSA and other intelligence agencies prone to fraud and corruption. Labor overcharging by contract employees of the NSA might only be the tip of the iceberg.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 25, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

DoD Cost Analysis is like Pin the Tail on the Donkey



Pin the Tail on the Donkey Pratt & Whitney won’t tell the Air Force how much it charges commercial companies for its aircraft engines, which means the federal government has no idea whether it’s getting the shaft.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 23, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

The Unredacted Truth About Spare Parts Overcharges



Helicopter Overcharges for weapon spare parts continue to be the most obvious area of Pentagon waste, which will continue until Congress's acquisition reform efforts include updating the definition of commercial items.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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