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Disagreement persists over whether provisions in a new contracting bill will enhance oversight of overseas contracting during conflicts or create another bureaucratic layer that penalizes contractors.
A dozen agencies have no permanent inspector general and some have been without one for several years, according to an IG tracker by the Project on Government Oversight.
Jake Wiens, a Project on Government Oversight investigator, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the number of vacancies of agency inspectors general. POGO maintains a list of IG vacancies.
Scott Amey is General Counsel at the Project on Government Oversight and explains why his group is behind the executive order.
New rule would create database that would bring in existing information and require contracting officers, vendors to submit new data as well. FAR Council wants specific business rules for the data.
The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has defined a "reverse" FOIA action as one in which the "submitter of information -- usually a corporation or other business entity" that has supplied an agency with "data on its policies, operations or products -- seeks to prevent the agency that collected the information from revealing it to a third party in response to the latter's FOIA request." POGO's National Security Investigator, Mandy Smithberger, explains it for us.
Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss recent speculation that the Defense Department ignored proposals from the Defense Contract Audit Agency nearly two years ago.
An upcoming conference features theme-based workshops led by prominent whistleblowers and good government organizations, a national security panel with star whistleblowers in the industry and more! Tom Devine with the Government Accountability Project has details.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)
Co-Founder, The Huffington Post
Executive Director, Project on Government Oversight (POGO)