Categories & Tags: government contracts

INSTITUTE INDEX: Tallying up returns on corporations' political investments   |   November 21, 2014
Amount that the 200 most politically active corporations in the U.S. spent on federal lobbying and campaign contributions between 2007 and 2012, according to a new report from the...

 

Handouts for corporate tax deserters   |   August 4, 2014
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest President Obama says "I don't care if it's legal -- it's wrong." Even Fortune magazine calls it "positively un-...

 

The outsourcing customer is always wrong   |   October 25, 2013
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest The corporate executives who testified at a House hearing on the botched rollout of the federal healthcare portal apparently sprayed...

 

The 'shadow intelligence agency' behind the NSA surveillance scandal   |   June 10, 2013
The scandal over domestic spying by the National Security Agency has pushed into the spotlight Booz Allen Hamilton, a McLean, Va.-based private contractor that has been described...

 

Latest sanction against BP goes beyond Gulf spill   |   November 29, 2012
By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica When the Obama administration temporarily banned BP from federal contracts Wednesday, it pointed to BP's "lack of business integrity...

 

With record criminal settlement reached over Gulf disaster, what lies ahead for BP and its victims?   |   November 16, 2012
The oil giant BP announced yesterday that it reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission in the criminal case over its 2010...

 

Corporations are the real moochers   |   September 21, 2012
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest The firestorm over Mitt Romney's closed-door comments depicting nearly half the U.S. population as parasites is coming mainly from those...

 

Disaster profiteering   |   May 19, 2006
One of the great obscenities of the government response post-Katrina is that, while officials failed to provide food, evacuation buses, and other assistance, they somehow found...

 

Contracting scandals, from one Gulf to another   |   January 25, 2006
Katrina contracting scandals find their match in the latest audit from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, as reported today in the NY Times: A new audit of...

 

FEMA's Brown goes to work for Katrina contractors   |   November 23, 2005
If things don't work out in government, there's always the get-rich-quick promise of government contracting. Al Kamen reports in the Washington Post that Michael Brown,...

 

New Reporting and House Action on Katrina Contracts   |   September 26, 2005
If you haven't seen it already, today's New York Times story about post-Katrina contracts byEric Lipton and Southern Exposure alumn Ron Nixon is a good one. They've...