Privatized Tax Debt Collection Again Sparks Firestorm

New program, like previous efforts, faces accusations of overly aggressive tactics.

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CSRA Will Build the Next MilCloud arrowThe Falls Church, Virginia-based IT contractor captured the IDIQ contract, valued at up to $500 million.

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DOJ Asks High Court to Clarify Email Warrants Abroad arrowThe Justice Department says it should be able to produce warrants for emails held by ...

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Why Is the Onus on Women to Curb Workplace Interruptions? arrowSome businesses are actively taking steps to solve a problem that is too often ...

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How Bots Can Help DARPA's Confidence Problem arrowThe Pentagon R&D unit wants to automate the process of assessing scientific studies.

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Watergate Lawyer: The Trump Administration Would Fire Mueller 'At Their Peril' arrowRufus Edmisten reflects on his time working on the Senate ...

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IG: VA Employee Lied About Hours Worked, Collecting $100K in Unearned Wages arrowResearcher collected paychecks from the government and a ...

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GSA Swears in Acquisition Chief as Predecessor Emerges as Whistleblower arrowAlan Thomas promises insight as an “outsider.”

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The Supreme Court Partially Unblocked Trump's Travel Ban arrowThe Supreme Court announced Monday it will review the president’s controversial ...

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