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Related Resources

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 


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 (, 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; 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, 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, May 12, 2003 

Navy Sailors Used Gov't Credit Cards to Hire Prostitutes, Associated, 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