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Math mistakes lead government to pay contractors up to 3 times market rate under Davis-Bacon

By Logan Porter and Luke Rosiak | 04/23/14 05:39 AM

Construction workers at companies doing work for the federal government are paid as much as three times what their peers outside of government get for the same work, a Washington Examiner review of federal statistics found.
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Misbehaving IRS employees still got bonuses, agency IG finds

By Kelly Cohen | 04/22/14 03:55 PM

According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, more than 2,800 employees with "conduct issues" received more than $2.8 million in monetary awards, more than 27,000 hours in time-off awards and 175 quality step — or pay grade — increases.
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Poor security policies put national security at risk at defense intelligence agencies, IG says

By Michal Conger | 04/22/14 05:32 AM

Defense intelligence agencies have allowed contract employees fired for misconduct to regain access to classified information, posing a threat to national security, according to a new report by the Defense Department's inspector general.
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