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October 19, 2015

By Neil Gordon

The 100-Hour Workday Is the New $435 Hammer



Photo of a Period Timesheet Why have there been so many federal contractor labor fraud cases in the news lately?

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 17, 2015

By Neil Gordon

New DOJ Corporate Crime Policy Will Impact Contracting



Screenshot of DOJ Memo on Corporate Wrongdoing What impact will the Department of Justice's new guidelines for fighting corporate crime have on the companies in POGO's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database and on federal contracting in general?

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 14, 2015

By Spencer Brignac

FOIA Fee Waivers Protected



Federal Trade Commission Building A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously protected the Freedom of Information Act’s (FOIA) public interest fee waiver and news media fee classification.

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Topics: Open Government, Contract Oversight

September 9, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Obama Orders Contractors to Provide Paid Sick Leave



President Obama Labor Day Contractors Boston On Labor Day, President Obama signed an Executive Order requiring contractors to provide employees paid sick leave. It was the latest in a series of executive actions designed to improve contractors’ labor practices.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 9, 2015

By Spencer Brignac

DoD Buying From Everywhere but America



U.S. Navy Unloading Foreign Supplies Two recent audits revealed that the military is still buying foreign-made goods, despite procurement laws against the practice.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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