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Federal contractors warned to prepare for stricter oversight with new administration

After noting some big corruption enforcement cases, lawyers at one firm are telling clients, including federal contractors, to get ready for increased…

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FILE - In this April 2, 2014, file photo, members of the media wait outside of the Bernie Beck Gate, an entrance to the Fort Hood military base in Fort Hood, Texas. Federal agents have seized more than 20 vehicles and the money in 10 bank accounts from a couple of U.S. Army veterans in Texas, who they say used personal information stolen from soldiers to defraud the military out of as much as $11 million. In an affidavit filed in court in June 2020 seeking to search the couple's home in Killeen, near Fort Hood, investigators described how they allegedly used a transportation reimbursement program to swindle the Army out of $2.3 million to $11.3 million. (AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa, File)

Investigators: Texas couple defrauded Army out of millions

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VA says it’s now closer to offer more coronavirus testing to its employees

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FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo, the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol are seen in Washington, at sunrise. Congress is considering ways to govern from afar during the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers are talking this week about whether it's possible to conduct virtual committee meetings, particularly to oversee how the $2.2 trillion stimulus money is being spent. And they're considering ways to pass virus-related legislation without requiring every lawmaker to be present. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Using data analytics to prevent fraud related to coronavirus stimulus package

The government needs scalable, secure and powerful analytics technology to make sure resources aren’t lost to fraud, waste or abuse.

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/fotostok_pdv)Close up of female hands counting US dollar banknotes at the table in front a laptop computer. Woman accountant with money and notebook.

Recovery Board’s roadmap would suit pandemic oversight panel just fine, experts say

Former Recovery Board members say the new stimulus oversight panel should use the best available technology, hire the best people and push hard on transparency…

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FAA needs tighter restrictions on private planes to combat trafficking

GAO’s Director of Forensic Audits Rebecca Shea had more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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