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October 4, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Public's Right to Know Defense Contract Details Not "Essential"



Money Exchanging Hands The Pentagon has stopped announcing details of contract awards during the government shutdown.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 2, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Nuclear Contractor Mismanagement at Livermore Lab



Aerial Photograph of the Lawrence Livermore National Lab A San Francisco Chronicle article highlights the problems with Department of Energy contractor management at nuclear labs, particularly the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 25, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Nearly Half of Fortune 500 Gets the (Small) Business



Contract Oversight The American Small Business League (ASBL) found that 235 of the Fortune 500 companies received hundreds of millions of dollars in federal small business contracts in 2012 and 2013.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 20, 2013

By David S. Hilzenrath

State Dept. Corrects Testimony POGO Exposed as Misleading



Patrick Kennedy A week after the Project On Government Oversight exposed recent State Department testimony on embassy security as inaccurate and misleading, the Department has written a letter to members of the U.S. Senate acknowledging that its testimony was wrong and co

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 20, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Audit Finds Serious Flaws in Navy Security Screening



National Security A Pentagon Inspector General report released this week finds major flaws in a security system used to regulate contractor access to Navy facilities.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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