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Thus Begins the Hard Work

As the administration-elect clears out the celebration balloons, it must see the very hard work it faces in living up to promises about procurement reform. And what promises they are: To curb pork barrel spending. Stop revolving doors. Adopt what amounts to a tide-shifting policy against no-bid contracts. What's more,...


By Robert O'Harrow | November 6, 2008; 09:55 AM ET | Comments (1)


Contractors want to kill a federal effort to create a database of civil, criminal and administrative proceedings against them. The reason: It would be unfair to contractors. So says a story last week in DefenseNews. The Federal Spending Accountability Act, introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), went to the...


By Robert O'Harrow | April 23, 2008; 05:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Contracts, Campaigns and Money

Robert Brodsky of takes a good run at the role of contractors in the presidential election. "Despite an audacious vow last spring to cut 500,000 federal contractors if elected the next president of the United States, Sen. Hillary Clinton has emerged as the top choice for the White...


By Robert O'Harrow | December 21, 2007; 06:45 AM ET | Comments (0)


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