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POGO Supports Intent of "High Road" Contracting Policies

February 26, 2010 


Contractors and Members of Congress are taking turns criticizing White House attempts to enforce laws requiring contracts to only be awarded to responsible contractors. POGO's focus has always been on overall contractor accountability and keeping taxpayer dollars from risky contractors that violate laws and regulations or aren't in good standing with the government.

"POGO supports expanded consideration of responsibility factors when awarding federal contracts," stated POGO's general counsel, Scott Amey. "The federal contracting system should allow for reasonable discretion and flexibility, and taxpayers benefit when enhanced contractor responsibility factors are considered."

Today POGO, along with the Center for American Progress Action Fund and OMB Watch, sent a letter to President Obama encouraging the Administration to use contractors that are ethical and responsible and comply with law. 

Founded in 1981, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. POGO's investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government.

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