New Navy review board will stand watch for fraudulent contract behavior

Navy secretary creates oversight board in response to $10M scandal

After a recent indictment stemming from a $10 million Navy contract that involved allegations of bribery and kickbacks, the secretary of the Navy has put together a contract review board to prevent such incidents from happening again, according to

At an event held April 11, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said he will continue to focus on better cost control and contract performance and would not hesitate to dump any programs that are too costly, unnecessary or ineffective, according to the article.

The role of the new board will be "to investigate and recommend improvements in the contracting process to protect against [impropriety, kickbacks, bribery or fraud] occurrence in the future," Mabus said.

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Thu, Oct 3, 2013 James Paris San Diego

Savannah, You may not have heard of the USS Samuel Gompers (AD-37), named after a 19th Century labor leader. The USS Cesar Chavez follows in that tradition.

Fri, May 20, 2011 Savannah Chalifoux California

To The Secretary of the Navy - Ray Mabus The naming of the ship after Cesar Chavez was a big mistake. Don't you know anything about Navy Tradition? Ship are name after Nany battle, States, Cities, Rivers, and most of all Military Heros. Cesar Chavez was a noble man and very worthly of honor . . . But not the naming of a ship.The ship should have been named for Medal of Honor Recipient JOHN FINN, a true American Hero. Respectfully , Savannah Chalifoux

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