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2008-07-28 11:05:00

A report recently issued by the Government Accountability Office is shedding light onto a gray area of medical practice and federal oversight: the use of medications to treat conditions other than the ones the drugs were approved for, a practice known as "off-label" prescribing.

2008-07-15 09:00:07

By Eileen Sullivan Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The government is taking too long to secure radioactive materials across the country that could get into terrorists' hands, according to a government report.

2008-07-09 21:00:04

WASHINGTON _ Three weeks after a stinging rebuke from congressional auditors, the Pentagon announced Wednesday that it will reopen bidding for a $35 billion contract to start replacing the Air Force's aging fleet of aerial refueling tankers.

2008-07-09 12:00:20

Legislation to standardize how the U.S. government preserves its mounting e-mail communications is sorely needed, a report says.

2008-06-19 12:00:22

By Billy House, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jun. 19--WASHINGTON -- Congressional auditors are recommending that a controversial Air Force decision to award a $35 billion military aircraft program to the rival of Chicago-based Boeing Co. be reconsidered. Northrop Grumman Corp.

2008-06-19 09:00:14

By Les Blumenthal and David Goldstein, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 19--WASHINGTON -- The aerial tanker wars spun in a new direction Wednesday when the Government Accountability Office accused the Air Force of "significant errors" in awarding its $35 billion contract.

2008-06-19 06:00:08

By Tim Logan and Philip Dine, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jun. 19--The tanker wars will continue. Government auditors Wednesday gave Boeing Co.

2008-06-18 21:00:09

By Billy House, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jun. 18--WASHINGTON -- Congressional auditors are recommending that a controversial Air Force decision to award a $35 billion military aircraft program to the rival of Chicago-based Boeing Co. be reconsidered.

2008-06-18 21:00:07

CHICAGO _ The Government Accountability Office on Wednesday called on the Air Force to reopen the bidding process on a $35 billion contract to overhaul the service's Eisenhower-era aerial refueling tankers. The GAO decision represents a stunning victory for Chicago-based Boeing Co.

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2008-06-18 21:00:00

The Government Accountability Office Wednesday sustained Boeing's protest of the Air Force's awarding of the multi-billion-dollar refueling tanker contract to Northrop Grumman.


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overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
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