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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 Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

The Hillary Email Double Standard



Hillary Clinton The Hillary Clinton email scandal illustrates the disparity in the treatment of high-level officials to that of whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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

September 9, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Y-12 Drops the Ball on Security Upgrades



Y-12 Complex Security Guard Despite a high-profile break-in and $50 million in new equipment, security systems at Y-12 are still "'so poor that both current project management and a consulting team of subject matter experts determined the need for extensive reengineering.'"

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Topics: National Security

September 8, 2015

By Meg Lentz

EPA Coming Clean, but Gold King a Gold Mine for Contractors



Gold King Mine Leak Colorado Newly released records show the EPA reacting to an undefined emergency in the same region as the Gold King Mine leak — a day before the spill occurred.

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Topics: Open Government, Contract Oversight

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