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How the Pentagon got gouged on spare parts prices

They say an army travels on its stomach. It also travels on spare parts. And in that regard, the Defense Department has a problem. The inspector general…

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(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)FILE- In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo doors at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building are locked and covered with blinds as a sign posted advises that the office will be closed during the partial government shutdown in Seattle. Disruptions from last month’s partial government shutdown caused a “shocking” deterioration in the IRS’ telephone help for taxpayers in the first week of the filing season, the agency’s watchdog said in a report released Tuesday, Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

What federal union members are saying about a potential government shutdown

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Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy

New DoD policy aims to crack down on alleged price gouging by TransDigm

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DoDGlenn Fine, inspector general, Defense Department

TransDigm agrees to reimburse Pentagon following allegations of price gouging

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501st Combat Support Wing Public/Airman 1st Class Jennifer ZimaA U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.K., performs a flyover during the Mi Amigo 75th anniversary flypast event at Endcliffe Park, Sheffield, U.K., Feb. 22, 2019. The aircraft flew over the park where thousands of U.K. residents honored the memory of the ten fallen U.S. Airmen who died when their war-crippled B-17 Flying Fortress crash landed to avoid killing residents and nearby children. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jennifer Zima)

Pentagon hunting for other instances of price gouging in wake of damning spare parts audit

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U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Justin M. SmithStaff Sgt. Immanuel Garcia, a metal worker with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command welds a support beam to support the pipe the Marines are replacing on Sep 19, 2018 in Trujillo, Honduras. The water valve was stuck at 80% shut-off effecting 6 local communities containing roughly 8,000 people. The Marines repaired the pipe to return water to the local communities.

IG: 4,400 percent profit margins show need for reform in DoD spare parts market

An audit of a sample of DoD’s contracts with Transdigm found half the company’s earnings were “excess” profit, but the inspector general said the findings…

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