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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 7, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

SEC Finally Finalizes a Revolving Door Rule



Revolving Door Closed After backtracking from a promise to tighten restrictions on its revolving door, the Securities and Exchange Commission is again moving forward with plans to close a loophole in federal ethics rules for senior employees who leave the agency.

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Topics: Financial Sector

January 3, 2014

By Winslow Wheeler

The Latest Word on F-35 Unit Cost



An F-35 Lightning II, marked AA-1, lands Oct. 23 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The F-35 Integrated Test Force staff concluded an air-start test. U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julius Delos Reyes 2013 ended with some outrageous claims from Lockheed-Martin on the oh-so low cost of the F-35 in just a few years. Sadly, the prognostications were reported in multiple major defense media outlets without balance or any checking for the available empirica

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Topics: National Security

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

December 23, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

POGO Staffers Look Back on 2013, Ahead to New Year



Pogo Logo Some of POGO’s brightest minds look back on what we achieved in 2013 and our top goals for the year to come.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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