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September 15, 2014

SIGAR Tells Fellow Watchdogs to Shout from the Rooftops

All too often, federal watchdogs find alarming evidence of government malfeasance, only to bury their findings in reports that are dense, hidden, or redacted. Thankfully, at least one Inspector General recognizes the value of publicity, and is urging other watchdogs to change their tune.

September 11, 2014

Hey Big Spender: Spend Our Money More Ethically

A new report discusses how federal contracting practices can effect positive change when it comes to human rights throughout the world.

September 9, 2014

Federal Spending Watchdog Pulls the Plug on DUNS

As of October 1, you will no longer be able to track the billions of dollars spent on the economic stimulus and the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort.

September 5, 2014

POGO's Danielle Brian Talks Secret Laws, Transparency Reform

POGO's Danielle Brian was recently on C-SPAN to talk about the wave of government reforms that followed the Watergate scandal. Here we've collected some of the best clips from her interview.

September 4, 2014

Watchdogs Publish More Information on Whistleblower Rights

Last week, POGO raised concerns that some federal watchdogs were not posting enough information online for agency employees who have questions about blowing the whistle. We’re happy to report that a few watchdog offices are now taking steps to remedy the situation.

September 5, 2014

POGO Joins Groups in Urging Quick Passage of USA FREEDOM Act

POGO joined others to urge the Senate to quickly pass the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 2685) without adding new data retention requirements, and without further consideration of the gravely concerning Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (CISA, S. 2588).

September 2, 2014

POGO Joins Group Letter to Voice Concerns over EO 12333

The Project On Government Oversight joined Member of Congress and numerous organizations in expressing concern about the U.S. government’s surveillance activities conducted under the authority of Executive Order 12333.

August 14, 2014

Public Interest Groups Call for CIA Director to Resign

A coalition of public interest groups called for CIA Director John Brennan’s resignation Tuesday, citing abuses of power that include obstructing and spying on a Senate committee that was looking into the agency’s use of torture.

August 14, 2014

Probe Finds Army General Obstructed Official Investigation—Once Again

The Pentagon Inspector General has found that a two-star general obstructed an investigation into widespread fraud and patient abuse at a U.S.-funded hospital in Afghanistan, according to a report published today at

August 13, 2014

DOD Inspector General Report on Ex-DARPA Director Highlights Weak Ethical Oversight

Today, the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General released its report highlighting ethics violations by Regina Dugan, former director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The report was prompted by the Project On Government Oversight, which had expressed concerns about Ms. Dugans business dealings.

August 19, 2014

US Army general accused -- again -- of obstructing probe of grisly Afghan hospital

Fox News; Politics | Barnini Chakraborty

August 15, 2014

White House reverses policy on lobbyists

FSRNl; Free Speech Radio News | Ashley Westerman

August 13, 2014

IG: Former DARPA head promoted own company, violating rules

Navy Times | Andrew Tilghman

August 10, 2014

What Obama’s new executive order means for federal contractors

The Washington Post | Amrita Jayakumar

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