Wasting taxpayer dollars-it's the American way. A watchdog organization is calling attention to what it deems the government's failure to properly vet the companies to which it awards hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts.
The Project on Government Oversight (POGO) yesterday released a revamped database detailing misconduct by the top 50 government contractors, including some of the world's largest military hardware, information technology, construction and energy companies. The database is stirring up criticism from industry members concerned that minor or even irrelevant issues are given too much attention.
POGO, which for years has criticized government waste in defense-related and other programs, said it set up the database due to the lack of centralized federal tracking of misconduct. The next time you see something built by the lowest bidder, ask yourself how much money was spent before it became a piece of overpriced crap.