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October 28, 2014

FBI Proposes Changes to Whistleblower Protections


The DOJ recently released a comprehensive—albeit imperfect—list of recommendations for improved whistleblower protections in the FBI.

October 28, 2014

No News on the Uranium Processing Facility May Be Good News


The Government Accountability Office released its fourth report on the proposed Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) at the Y-12 nuclear complex, and indicates that alternatives to this multi-billion-dollar boondoggle are finally being explored.

October 27, 2014

New Report of IG Concealment: Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Michael G. Carroll

The Inspector General at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is in the hot seat over allegations of hiding negative findings. Recently, there have been a slew of recent reports about inspectors general who allegedly hid or edited negative findings.

October 24, 2014

Dead Air: TV Trucks Purchased for Afghanistan Never Used

TV Truck

Taxpayers paid $3.6 million for television production vehicles donated to Afghanistan that have never been used.

October 24, 2014

When Laura Met Edward: A Movie Review

Edward Snowden

CITIZENFOUR, Laura Poitras's new documentary about her meeting with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden last year, is a compelling story that raises important questions about the state of privacy and freedom in the world today.

October 17, 2014

POGO Supports ARB's Burden of Proof Standard

POGO applauds the Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board decision in Fordham v. Fannie Mae. This decision is vital to sustain the legal burdens of proof that have defined modern whistleblower law.

October 16, 2014

Bipartisan Coalition Sends Letter to Armed Services With Final NDAA Recommendations

As you prepare for final, bicameral consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015, the undersigned groups appreciate your consideration of the following recommendations. Doing so will help the Department of Defense save valuable resources in an era of budgetary constraint.

October 8, 2014

POGO Requests Independent Study to Determine Need For Nuclear Facility

The Project On Government Oversight is concerned about the rising cost of the proposed Uranium Processing Facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex and requests an independent study to determine exactly what capacity will be required of the mutibillion-dollar facility.

October 6, 2014

System Failure

Army veteran Steven P. Massong's nightmare began after a routine procedure at a VA hospital in 2005 led to the amputations of his right foot and scrotum. In the nine years since, he has been lost in a bureaucratic quagmire trying to get the disability benefits he seeks.

October 6, 2014

Veteran’s Nightmarish Journey Puts Focus on Broken VA System

Of the hundreds of veterans who have contacted the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) with personal stories of poor treatment and delayed services, the case of Steven P. Massong exemplifies how the massive bureaucracy of the Department of Veterans Affairs has failed the very people it was set up to help.

October 19, 2014

VA morale low, but actions by new boss could change things

The Washington Post | Federal Eye | By Joe Davidson

October 11, 2014

Sunlight is better than darkness

The Hill; Congress Blog | By POGO's Michael Smallberg

October 9, 2014

Why Everyone is Lobbying on the F-35 Fighter Jet

In The Capital; | By Tess VandenDolder

October 9, 2014

U.S. Air Force probed for scrapping costly planes bought for Afghans

Reuters | By Andrea Shalal

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