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January 28, 2014

By Neil Gordon

KBR Accused of Kickbacks, Gouging, Unsafe Practices in Iraq



Contract Oversight The Justice Department filed another False Claims Act lawsuit against contractor KBR. This time, KBR is alleged to have engaged in a massive corruption scheme in Iraq that included shipping food in trucks that had previously contained human remains.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 24, 2014

By Neil Gordon

DOJ Sues Firm That Screened Edward Snowden and Navy Yard Shooter



Contract Oversight The Justice Department alleges contractor U.S. Investigations Services submitted more than 600,000 falsified security clearance background investigations over four and a half years and defrauded taxpayers of millions of dollars.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 13, 2014

By Neil Gordon

2013: The Year in Federal Fraud Recoveries



Contract Oversight The federal False Claims Act -- still a potent anti-fraud weapon after 150 years.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 7, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Court Upholds 3-Year Contracting Suspension



Mess Hall 2013 ended on a sour note for Kuwaiti logistics firm Agility, which has been under indictment and barred from federal contracting since 2009.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 3, 2014

By Neil Gordon

HealthCare.gov Debacle Reveals Flaws in Contractor Screening



Drug and FDA Issues Amid the holiday season craziness, The Washington Post published an in-depth account of how a subsidiary of Canadian IT giant CGI Group won the contract to lead the design and testing of the HealthCare.gov website.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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