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Standing Guard: How Unaccountable Contracting Fails Governments and Taxpayers

According to the report, five main problems have led to this egregious lack of accountability among private contractors: contracts contain inadequate performance requirements and standards; governments do not have enough experienced and trained contract managers on staff; contract oversight has few formal rules; information revealing non-compliance is ignored and cities and states delegate oversight to contractors.

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