The president can adopt responsible contracting reforms through executive action to ensure that only responsible, law-abiding companies receive government contracts.
A Center for American Progress Action Fund study finds that one in four government contractors committing egregious workplace violations also provide bad value for the government.
Letter from David Madland offers recommendations for the Obama administration's proposed tool to root out discrimination among contractors.
David Madland explains the problems with federal contracting and how high road would give taxpayers and the government better value.
New high-road federal contracting guidelines would help raise job standards, reward companies that follow the law, and prevent taxpayer waste, write David Madland and Karla Walter.
Allowing public access to contractor information is an important first step. Now the government needs more tools to protect taxpayers, write Karla Walter and David Madland.
David Madland and Karla Walter detail why “high-road” contracting would help prevent low-road disasters such as the BP oil catastrophe.
Toolkit from the American Worker Project and the National Employment Law Project outlines ways state and local governments can improve jobs generated by government contracting.
David Madland, Director of the American Worker Project at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, submits comments on the proposed regulations (FAR Case 2008-027) to require the General Services Administration to establish and maintain a contractor responsibility database.
CAP Action's David Madland testifies before the Panel on Defense Acquisition Reform of the House Committee on Armed Services about promoting higher labor standards in federal contracting.