"federal contracting"

Government Contractor Database Finally Gets a Hill Hearing →

POGO and our general counsel will be live tweeting the hearing tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Watch for yourself here and follow @POGOblog and @SAmeyJD on Twitter for our thoughts. 

Bill would prevent contractors from doing quality reviews →

Not only was a federal background-check contractor allegedly submitting hundreds of thousands of incomplete background checks, but they were also the company hired to ensure the quality of their own background checks.

Fed Business Still Good for USIS, Despite Legal Woes →

Another too big to fire federal contractor.

US Sues KBR in Connection With Army Work in Iraq →

Not Getting Their Money's Worth →

The New York Times’ editorial board cited POGO’s report on the cost of hiring private contractors in their recent piece on the “bloated federal-contractor sector in which the public good is often subservient to profit.”

When Government Contractors Battle Over the Meaning of Small Business →

How a Highly Secret DoD Agency Does Business →

jdsupra-law-news:

New whistleblower protection rules for federal contractors:

The interim rules create a four-year pilot program for executive agencies subject to the Public Contracts section of the United States Code and make extensive changes to whistleblower protection for agencies subject to the Armed Forces section of the United States Code. The interim rules also create a whistleblower exemption for portions of the intelligence community subject to the National Security Act of 1947… 

Read: Interim Rules on Whistleblower Protection for Contractor Employees Issued by DOD, GSA and NASA»

jdsupra-law-news:

New whistleblower protection rules for federal contractors:

The interim rules create a four-year pilot program for executive agencies subject to the Public Contracts section of the United States Code and make extensive changes to whistleblower protection for agencies subject to the Armed Forces section of the United States Code. The interim rules also create a whistleblower exemption for portions of the intelligence community subject to the National Security Act of 1947… 

Read: Interim Rules on Whistleblower Protection for Contractor Employees Issued by DOD, GSA and NASA»

Big Business Getting Hundreds of Millions in Contracts Meant for Small Businesses →