Center for American Progress Calls for Increased Contractor Scrutiny

It seems that accountability will be the name of the game in 2009. The Center for American Progress recently issued a report called, “Making Contracting Work for the United States,” which states that recent laws that require more disclosure by government contractors don’t do enough to regulate those companies.

Although there has been progress with Congress moving in the right direction, the report calls for more action and accountability. In 2006, Congress passed the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act. The law created USASpending.gov, which is an online database that details where government money is being spent. Coincidentally, the bill was sponsored by then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). But, the report calls for more action and accountability.

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