The general overseeing the war in Afghanistan insisted Thursday that the U.S. should not reduce its military presence in the country because of a U.S. soldier's alleged murder of 16 Afghani civilians and a recent Quran-burning controversy.
Two FedEx Corp. subsidiaries have agreed to pay $3 million to settle allegations they discriminated in hiring entry-level workers at 23 facilities in violation of an executive order barring discrimination by federal contractors, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday.
A Texas federal judge on Wednesday tossed Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s suit seeking to recover costs it incurred investigating proxy statements that revealed a Medicare billing scheme at Community Health Systems Inc. as part of its failed $4 billion takeover bid, finding Tenet lacked standing to sue under federal proxy rules.
The U.S. Department of Defense should revise agency guidelines so it can better track how many contractors are helping to command its programs and operations, the Government Accountability Office advised Wednesday.
A federal judge on Tuesday said NASA improperly tried to limit its contract payment to an auditing firm which is suing the agency for $279 million in a breach of contract lawsuit.
The system in place to flag and conduct Medicaid audits for fraud, wastefulness and abuse has glaring pitfalls, according to a report published Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.
Lawmakers pushed back Wednesday against the Pentagon’s plans to close U.S. military bases, with Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., telling top military officials that she will not support legislation to authorize a new Base Realignment and Closure Commission in 2012.
At a Senate committee hearing Wednesday, a GAO executive singled out the U.S. Department of Defense’s ineffective acquisition practices as examples of why Congress should pass the Reforming and Consolidating Government Act of 2012, which would give the president extra authority to reorganize federal agencies.
The Rules Committee of the U.S. House on Tuesday advanced a bill that would eliminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a key facet of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, although a section establishing medical malpractice caps could eventually doom the bill.
The U.S. Air Force said Tuesday that it is improving the backup oxygen system in its F-22 Raptor fighter jets, a problematic system that sparked investigations and a lawsuit following the 2010 death of a pilot who crashed after his primary oxygen supply was cut off.
The New York City Economic Development Corp. issued a request Tuesday for proposals to lease 75 acres of land near the former Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island and build solar and wind power farms on the property.
The U.S. Department of Defense's $400 billion F-35 joint strike fighter program is facing more delays, and the agency's efforts to right its course are further impeding oversight of the program, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported Tuesday.
While several cybersecurity bills are competing for passage in Congress, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, introduced by Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, and backed by the White House, has a broad base of industry, contractor and government support, and includes many provisions that are likely to make their way into any eventual reform, experts said.
IBM Corp. has settled with Texas over an allegedly broken $863 million data consolidation contract, the state confirmed Tuesday, a week after a Xerox Corp. unit landed a $1.1 billion agreement that partly replaced the IBM pact.
An Alabama federal judge sentenced a former defense contractor to 39 months in prison Tuesday after he copped to taking part in a bribery and money laundering scheme tied to government contracts in Iraq and also testified at the trial of two co-defendants.
The U.S. Department of Defense awarded an estimated $20.4 billion contract to UnitedHealthcare on Monday, ending TriWest Healthcare Alliance's 16-year run as the military's primary medical insurance provider in the western United States just months after TriWest agreed to pay $10 million over fraudulent billing.
A Washington federal judge on Monday tossed out defense contractor Fisher-Cal Industries Inc.'s lawsuit challenging the U.S. Air Force's decision to insource photography work at a base, ruling the dispute belonged in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
A group of contractors have agreed to pay $47 million to settle the government's False Claims Act suit in Washington alleging they concocted a bid-rigging and fraud scheme tied to U.S. Agency for International Development projects in Egypt, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday.
House Republicans on Monday unveiled their proposed 2013 federal budget that includes another attempt to lower Medicare costs by giving seniors subsidies to buy private health insurance, a step both the Obama administration and congressional Democrats have consistently opposed.
A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a suit accusing the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs and its former executives of free speech retaliation brought by an emergency housing contractor that lost a $16.5 million federal grant to build housing units after the 2005 hurricane season.