Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Washington Post Source Jun 7, 2007
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jun 07, 2007 Contractor Says Army Unfairly Closed Bidding
QUOTE: A British firm said the U.S. military improperly excluded it from bidding on the largest security contract in Iraq, blaming the U.S. government for what it calls an "arbitrary and capricious" decision that could cause "harm to U.S. policy and goodwill" in Iraq, according to newly released court documents.
Washington Post May 05, 2007 Firms Protest Exclusion From Iraq Security Bid
QUOTE: Two private security contractors have lodged formal protests against the Army, claiming they have been unfairly excluded from competing for one of the largest security jobs in Iraq, according to government documents and sources familiar with the matter.
Washington Post Mar 28, 2007 ITT to Pay $100 Million Export Fine: Restricted Night-Vision Data Given to Overseas Suppliers
QUOTE: ITT Corp. agreed to plead guilty to illegally exporting night-vision technology to China and other countries and pay a $100 million fine, one of the largest penalties in a U.S. criminal prosecution, the Justice Department said yesterday.
Washington Post Feb 28, 2007 New Profiling Program Raises Privacy Concerns
QUOTE: The Department of Homeland Security is testing a data-mining program that would attempt to spot terrorists by combing vast amounts of information about average Americans, such as flight and hotel reservations. Similar to a Pentagon program killed by Congress in 2003 over concerns about civil liberties, the new program could take effect as soon as next year. But researchers testing the system are likely to already have violated privacy laws...
Washington Post Dec 30, 2005 Reused Devices, Surgery's Deadly Suspects: Patients May Be Exposed to Rare Brain Disease From Prior Operations
QUOTE: Surgical devices used during brain surgery frequently are reused on other patients after being sterilized. But medical experts say traditional sterilization methods do not always eradicate the infectious agent...
Washington Post Dec 13, 2005 More Scrutiny Sought For Reused Devices: House Member Questions FDA's Role
QUOTE: A key member of Congress called yesterday for more rigorous federal oversight of reused medical devices designated as one-time-use instruments.
Washington Post Dec 11, 2005 Hospitals Save Money, But Safety Is Questioned
QUOTE: A growing number of U.S. hospitals, including at least eight in the Washington area, are saving money by reusing medical devices designated for one-time use, ignoring the warnings of manufacturers, which will not vouch for the safety of their reconditioned products.
Washington Post Feb 08, 2005 Senate Panel to Begin Hearing on Bond Raters
QUOTE: The heads of the big three credit-rating companies and their critics will face off today in a Senate Banking Committee hearing, setting the stage for a regulatory battle over an industry that has eluded controls despite mounting concerns about conflicts of interest, aggressive business practices and a lack of competition and transparency.
Washington Post Nov 24, 2004 Gatekeepers: Flexing Business Muscle: Credit Raters' Power Leads to Abuses, Some Borrowers Say
QUOTE: Moody's began evaluating Hannover anyway, giving it weaker marks over successive years and publishing the results while seeking Hannover's business....even as other credit raters continued to give Hannover a clean bill of health, Moody's cut Hannover's debt to junk status.
Washington Post Nov 22, 2004 Gatekeepers: Shaping Nations' Wealth: Credit Raters Exert International Influence
QUOTE: ...changes in the global economy have further strengthened the gatekeeping role of Moody's and its main competitors, Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings.
Washington Post Jun 15, 2003 Lord of the Flies: It was said that Myer Berlow strapped clients into the chair, then David Colburn beat the stuffing out of them to make millions for AOL.
QUOTE: Colburn, the company's top deal maker, always insisted that AOL's business partners have skin in the game, a vested interest, which usually came in the form of millions of dollars in cash paid to AOL. That would make AOL's business partners work harder to make the relationship with AOL work. If they had something at stake, like their financial survival, they would perform.
Washington Post Aug 01, 2002 U.S. Opens Criminal AOL Probe:justice Dept. to Focus On Unusual Accounting
QUOTE: The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into the accounting practices of AOL Time Warner Inc...
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