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New Gov’t Contractor Integrity Database Will Be Off-Limits to Public


For the first time, the government will centralize information detailing whether a contractor was terminated, disbarred or suspended from a federal contract or grant, in addition to any civil or criminal convictions linked to contracting work. The FAPIIS database will track any administrative agreements that a vendor signed to avoid getting suspended or disbarred, and will show “determinations of non-responsibility,” when a contractor showed a lack of integrity or poor performance.

The database information is off-limits to the public. Contractors, federal officials and Congress members are the only ones who can access it.

“There’s certain information that should be ...

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Pentagon Weapons Test Report Harder to Get Since 9/11


Until Sept. 11, 2001, a little-known but indispensible annual report by the Defense Department gave the public a window into whether the tens of billions of taxpayer dollars spent each year led to weapons that work.  Then, the reports by the Pentagons director of Operational Test and Evaluation were pulled from the website.

In the case of this specific report, the thinking was, why advertise that our weapons dont work, said Tom Christie, who was director of the test office from July 2001 through January 2005.  The office was created by Congress to examine if weapons worked as well and ...

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