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Emergency Response to Hurricane Katrina: Use of the Government Purchase Card
Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services
May 1, 2007 


POGO's Presentation before the Acquistion Advisory Panel
, Project On Government Oversight
May 17, 2005 


Engagement Versus Disengagement: How Structural & Commercially-Based Regulatory Changes Have Increased Government Risks in Federal Government
by Elliott Cory Yoder, Graduate School of Business & Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School
November 1, 2004 


Share-in-Savings Contracting: The Big Lie
By Angela Styles, American Bar Association
October 1, 2004 


GAO letter on Agencies' use of procurement flexibilities provided in the Homeland Security Act of 2002
David E. Cooper, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, GAO P.L. 107-296
March 21, 2004 


Memorandum For GSA Acquisition Workforce Associates
GSA's David Drabkin,
May 28, 2003 


Guidelines for Using Emergency Procurement Flexibilities
Angela B. Styles, Administrator, Offiice of Management and Budget
May 1, 2003 


PURCHASE CARDS - Navy Is Vulnerable to Fraud and Abuse but Is Taking Action to Resolve Control Weaknesses
GAO-02-1041, Government Accountability Office (GAO)
September 1, 2002 


An assessment of today's Federal Procurement System
Stephen M. Daniels,
August 15, 2002 


DoD Inspector General criticizes Rep. Tom Davis' "Services Acquisition Reform Act"
Robert J. Lieberman, Deputy Inspector General, Department Of Defense Inspector General's Office
March 12, 2002 


LEAKED: Air Force talking points requested by Defense Secretary Rumsfeld
Col. Lockhart, Department of Defense
March 19, 2001 


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POGO in the News


Pentagon Weapons Buyer Want to Limit Fixed-Price Jobs, Tony CapaccioBloomberg Businessweek, November 14, 2012 


GSA scandal highlights IG role, but vacancies persist, Jack MooreFederal News Radio, April 4, 2012 


GSA shakeup highlights spending scrutiny, Michael Hard and Camille TuuttiFederal Computer Week (fcw.com), April 3, 2012 


Head Of GSA Resigns Over Conference Flap, Carrie JohnsonNPR, April 3, 2012 


Oversight lacking in base contract worth $82.5M, Josh SweigartDayton Daily News, February 11, 2012 


Local firms lose out on $82M contract, Josh SweigartDayton Daily News, November 28, 2011 


Pentagon contracts: No bid required, By John DonnellyCongress.org; CQ-Roll Call Group, February 16, 2011 


DoD Amends Contractor Witholding Plan, By Jack MooreExecutive Gov, December 16, 2010 


DoD scales back plan to restrict payments to some contractors, By Sean ReillyFederal Times, December 15, 2010 


Contract Overload: Multiple award procurements costing millions, With Jason Miller, Executive EditorFederal News Radio, May 17, 2010 


Military Restructures Afghanistan Police Contract; Blackwater-Linked Army Office Stripped of Control, By Spencer AckermanThe Washignton Independent, March 25, 2010 


Federal Employees Rack Up Big Bills, By J. Scott OrrParade Magazine, July 6, 2009 


Acquisition reform recommendations run the gamut, By Robert BrodskyGovernment Executive, June 16, 2009 


Inside the Beltway; Eye For An Eye?, By John McCaslin The Washington Times, May 29, 2009 


Report chronicles abuse of federal travel cards, By Jim AbramsThe Washington Post, May 28, 2009 


Report paints agencies as deadbeat travel card holders, By Robert BrodskyGovernment Executive Magazine, May 28, 2009 


Review shows NASA employees bought seemingly personal items, The Associated Press, May 4, 2008 


NASA employees big spenders on government credit, By Chase DavisThe Houston Chronicle, May 3, 2008 


Federal Credit Cards Accountability - Feds Gone Wild, Imperial Valley News, April 27, 2008 


OMB Gets Tough on Misuse of Government Credit Cards, By Stephen BarrWashington Post, April 10, 2008 


Inside the Beltway: Spending Spree, By John McCaslinWashington Times, April 10, 2008 


OMB Gets Tough on Misuse of Government Credit Cards, By Stephen BarrWashington Post, April 10, 2008 


CareFlite charges on evacuees questioned, by Danny RobbinsFort Worth Star-Telegram, November 4, 2007 


Panel releases draft acquisition reform proposals, by Jenny MandelGovernment Executive, December 22, 2006 


Acquisition Advisory Panel issues recommendations, by Elise CastelliFederal Times, December 22, 2006 


United Technologies Air Force parts award suspended, by Jon Steinman and Tony CapaccioBloomberg.com, December 21, 2006 


UTC unit target of a watchdog, by Jon SteinmanHartford Courant, November 29, 2006 


How the panel 'should have done more', Federal Times, November 6, 2006 


10 organizations worth watching, by Christopher J. DorobekFederal Computer Week, September 4, 2006 


Homeland Security Spent Your Money On What?, by John CochranABC News, July 20, 2006 


Government Workers Abused Smart Pay, By Scott TongMarketplace Public Radio, July 19, 2006 


Council withdraws controversial share-in-saving contracting plan, By Chris GosierFederal Times, February 8, 2006 


Assessing Acquisition, by Jason VestGovernment Executive, November 23, 2005 


Big Dreams, Big Rewards, by Griff WitteWashington Post, May 30, 2005 


OMB picks acquisition advisors, by Michael HardyFederal Computer Week, February 1, 2005 


Share-in-Savings contracts cost more, GAO says, Federal Times, January 31, 2005 


Swindling Uncle Sam, Danielle BrianTomPaine.com, May 12, 2003 


Navy Sailors Used Gov't Credit Cards to Hire Prostitutes, Associated PressFoxnews.com, October 8, 2002 


Is Pentagon's Credit Card Spending Defenseless?, with John StosselABC 20/20, October 4, 2002 


Reforms Curb Oversight Cutting Red Tape Can Increase Waste, Oped by Danielle BrianFederal Times, April 8, 2002 


Reforms Need Reforming: Commercial Acquisition Fails To Cure Overpricing, Op-ed by POGO's Marcus CorbinDefense News, July 13, 1998 


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