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May 19, 2014

By Neil Gordon

DynCorp, Northrop Overcharge for Anti-Terrorism Program



Contract Oversight POGO obtained a Pentagon Inspector General report not released to the public that found Northrop Grumman and DynCorp International overcharged the government more than $91 million on a counter-terrorism contract, including $3 million for labor hours that e

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 15, 2014

By Gabriela Urias

DoD Finalizes Counterfeit Part Rule at Last…Only to Backtrack



C-130J After getting bogged down by contractors' complaints, the DoD finally put an anti-counterfeit electronic parts rule into effect on May 6. Within three days, however, yet another public meeting was announced, giving contractors the opportunity to slow thin

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 12, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Defense Contract Competition Rate Stands Pat



Poker After several years of steady decline, a new report finds that the rate of competition in defense contracting stayed the same in the last year. This might be a sign that acquisition reform at the Pentagon is succeeding.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 30, 2014

By Anaika Miller

DoD Commits to American-Made Shoes



Army Run The Department of Defense will enforce the Buy American Act and Berry Amendment by ensuring recruits only buy 100% American-made shoes with government money.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 29, 2014

By Neil Gordon

“Flagrant 5” Firm Among Top USAID Afghan Relief Recipients



USAID Chart A top recipient of USAID Afghanistan reconstruction funding is the Louis Berger Group, one of the infamous "Flagrant Five" Wartime Contracting Commissioner Charles Tiefer called out for poor performance and questionable ethics.

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