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Report: DoD Awarded Billions to Firms Despite Fraud

Federal Times | February 3, 2011

The Defense Department awarded billions of dollars worth of contracts between 2007 and 2009 to companies accused of defrauding the Pentagon, according to a preliminary report by the Pentagon’s office of the undersecretary for acquisition. Between 2007 and 2009 … $682.1 million in contracts were awarded to 30 Defense contractors who had been convicted of criminal fraud, resulting in judgments including fines, restitution, suspensions or debarments. …  The administration is obliged under another law to make publicly accessible by April 15 a governmentwide contractor fraud database. Today, that database — called the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System — is accessible only to federal acquisition officials and some members of Congress. … CONTINUED


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