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March 7, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Federal Contracting Hearing Leaves Unanswered Questions



Claire McCaskill Thursday's Senate subcommittee hearing on the government's contractor performance and integrity databases left the public with many unanswered questions, but Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is totally on the case.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 7, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Outsmarting the MOX



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility The President's FY 2015 budget has put the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX) at the Savannah River Nuclear Site on "cold-standby," a victory in eliminating waste and mismanagement on nuclear construction projects.

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Topics: National Security

March 6, 2014

By Christine Anderson

DOJ Gets It Wrong on Camp Lejeune – Again



Camp Lejeune Post Office In an important case that will soon come before the Supreme Court, the U.S. Solicitor General is supporting a known polluter’s attempts to get out of paying for damages.This could have a huge impact on the victims of the Camp Lejeune water contamination.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

March 5, 2014

By Neil Gordon

FAPIIS Finally Gets a Hill Hearing



Contract Oversight Tomorrow, the public will finally get the lowdown on the government's FAPIIS database when the Senate convenes a hearing on contractor performance information.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 4, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

House Unanimously Passes Freedom of Information Improvements



Open Government Last week, the House of Representatives passed important legislation that will go a long way towards reforming the Freedom of Information Act.

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Topics: Open Government

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