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Government Contractors

Firm Packed With Ex-Customs and Border Officials Lands Contract

G.W. Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
G.W. Schulz

The U.S. Border Patrol's announcement that it was seeking to hire a contractor for "strategic consulting" services first raised eyebrows in July. Perhaps it wasn't much of a surprise that the contract went to a firm loaded with former government insiders.

The Prince and the Punishment

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Brauchli

It's hard to understand why Erik Prince is mad. His company, Xe, is once again able to bid on and get contracts with the government and won't be subject to criminal charges.

For Immigration Crackdown Proponent, Deportations Mean Business

Jeffrey Kaye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Kaye

Perhaps no one on the political scene has more of a stake in the deportation of illegal immigrants than Allen Weh. In close contention to win the Rep...

Policing Afghanistan: How Afghan Police Training Became a Train Wreck

Pratap Chatterjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pratap Chatterjee

When it comes to police training, the use of private contractors is not unusual -- and neither is failure. Who, then, is responsible for this dismal state of affairs?

Congress Must Get Tough on Tax Cheat Contractors

Rep. Brad Ellsworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Brad Ellsworth

We would never dream of rewarding those who break the law. Yet, that's just what Congress is doing: rewarding government contractors who are delinquent on their taxes with lucrative federal contracts.

'Living Wage' For Government Contractors: White House Considers Bidding Advantage For Better Employee Pay

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House is looking at a new policy that would give an advantage in bidding on government contracts to companies that offer ...

12 Ways To Save American Taxpayers $1 Trillion

The Huffington Post | By Laura Bassett and Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Obama tries to get his new bipartisan "deficit commission" off the ground, a public interest group is proposing a series of common-sense ...

White House To 'Rebalance' Relationship Between Government And Contractors

Federal Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House's 2011 budget proposal will "rebalance" the relationship between the government and its contractors through more oversight and insourc...

Blackwater Still In Business: State Department Fumbles Effort To Oust Them From Iraq

Newsweek | Mark Hosenball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Your tax dollars at work: as part of their effort to stop doing business in Iraq with companies affiliated with the controversial paramilitary contrac...

It's Not Just ACORN, Says Congressman Grayson

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

I talked with Congressman Alan Grayson in detail about his efforts to stop the government cash flow to contractors that cheat the government and overcharge the American taxpayers.

Federal Contractors Got Billions In Bonuses, Despite Performance: Report

washingtonpost.com | Steve Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal agencies have awarded billions in bonuses to contractors regardless of whether the work was deemed satisfactory, according to a Government Acc...