Category Archives: Fraud/Waste/Abuse

Rep. Cummings wants to subpoena USIS chief over fraud allegations, cyberattack

Rep. Cummings wants to subpoena USIS chief over fraud allegations, cyberattack Comments 6 Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) wants to subpoena Sterling Phillips, the chief executive of background-check contractor USIS. The lawmaker says the company has been unresponsive to questions from … Continue reading

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SIGAR: State Department may have spent millions on unneeded telecommunications towers

SIGAR: State Department may have spent millions on unneeded telecommunications towers By Carlo Munoz Stars and Stripes Published: September 18, 2014 At a cost of $6.5 million, the State Department built six telecommunications towers in Afghanistan that have apparently never … Continue reading

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Is Human Trafficking Necessary for Mission Success?

Is Human Trafficking Necessary for Mission Success? Posted on September 15, 2014 | By Michael Schindler Let me first set the stage before I share what I’m about to share – in order to complete most large scale missions, it … Continue reading

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Afghanistan IG Warns Agencies Should Brace for More Scrutiny

Afghanistan IG Warns Agencies Should Brace for More Scrutiny By Charles S. Clark September 16, 2014 SIGAR John F. Sopko says oversight will continue even after the U.S. winds down its presence in Afghanistan. Special IG for Afghanistan Reconstruction Though … Continue reading

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Overcharging by outsourcing giant Serco costs NHS millions

EXCLUSIVE: Overcharging by outsourcing giant Serco costs NHS millions   Richard Whittell , Emily Dugan Wednesday 27 August 2014 Outsourcing giant Serco is embroiled in a fresh misuse of public funds scandal after a company it set up overcharged NHS … Continue reading

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Witness accuses guard of brutal force

News Witness accuses guard of brutal force The Age Sarah Whyte Immigration Correspondent 27 August 2014 Manus Island – New Zealander denounced over violence Sustained and brutal force was used by a New Zealand security guard during violence in the … Continue reading

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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Combating Trafficking in Persons

  Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Combating Trafficking in Persons   [Federal Register Volume 79, Number 161 (Wednesday, August 20, 2014)]   [Notices]   [Page 49317]   From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov] … Continue reading

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Private firms ‘are using detained immigrants as cheap labour’

Private firms ‘are using detained immigrants as cheap labour’ G4S and Serco saving millions by paying detainees as little as £1 an hour to cook and clean, claim campaigners Kevin Rawlinson The Guardian, Friday 22 August 2014 14.02 EDT Jump … Continue reading

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ROBERT WINSTON, ET AL, Plaintiffs, -v- ACADEMI TRAINING CENTER, INC., Defendant.

ROBERT WINSTON, ET AL, Plaintiffs, -v- ACADEMI TRAINING CENTER, INC., Defendant. Civil Action No. 1:12-cv-767 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA, ALEXANDRIA DIVISION

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Dyncorp Sued for Overcharging Anti-Terrorism Program

Dyncorp Sued for Overcharging Anti-Terrorism Program   (Source: Project On Government Oversight; issued August 19, 2014) Last week, the public learned that DynCorp International was named in a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding the U.S. Army on a contract to … Continue reading

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