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April 14, 2014

Congress Slams Nuclear Agency for Recent Failures

According to two experts, the National Nuclear Security Administration has failed, which is no surprise given the recent cost overruns and schedule delays on several multi-billion dollar projects.

April 11, 2014

Long-Time Inspector General Stepping Down

After a decade investigating government waste and fraud under two presidents, Brian Miller, inspector general of the General Services Administration (GSA), announced this week that he will be retiring effective April 18.

April 11, 2014

Judge in Blackwater Prosecution Seeks Probe of State Dept.

A federal judge sharply criticized the State Department's decision to grant legal immunity to Blackwater guards involved in a 2007 shooting in Iraq. That decision nearly doomed the manslaughter case against the guards, which goes to trial in June.

April 10, 2014

Retiring SEC Lawyer: Revolving Door Causes Weak Enforcement

A longtime lawyer at the Securities and Exchange Commission says that senior agency officials have been more interested in advancing their careers in the corporate world than in policing it aggressively, according to remarks prepared for the lawyer’s recent retirement party.

April 10, 2014

The 25th Anniversary of the Whistleblower Protection Act

On the 25th anniversary of the Whistleblower Protection Act, POGO looks at current whistleblower law issues.

April 10, 2014

Statement of Make It Safe Coalition on 25th Anniversary of Whistleblower Protection Act

(Washington, DC) – Today, the Make It Safe Coalition (MISC) marks the 25th anniversary of the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), the primary law ensuring freedom of speech and accountability in the federal workplace, and the model for occupational free speech globally.

March 25, 2014

Plan to End Bulk Collection of Phone Data Still Faces Huge Credibility Issues

Today’s announcement that President Obama has a “workable plan” to end the NSA’s bulk collection of phone data from American citizens is a welcome step towards regaining control of our unchecked national security state.

March 20, 2014

Groups Urge FCC to Protect Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Information Online

POGO joins over 40 groups in signing a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler asking him to reclassify broadband access services to protect freedom of expression online.

March 19, 2014

U.S. Joins International Effort to Bring Transparency to Drilling, Mining Industries

An international organization working to bring greater transparency and accountability to industries that extract natural resources accepted the U.S. as a candidate for membership today at a meeting of its board in Oslo, Norway.

March 13, 2014

Report Finds Prosecutorial Misconduct and Secrecy at Justice Department

Over the last 12 years, hundreds of federal prosecutors and other Department of Justice (DOJ) employees have been involved in professional misconduct, including misleading courts, withholding evidence that could have helped defendants, abusing their power and violating constitutional rights, according to the Project On Government Oversight, which reviewed years of data and published a report on its findings today.

April 14, 2014

We still can’t afford the F-35

The Hill | William D. Hartung

April 3, 2014

Aid agency accused of coverup in Afghanistan

USA Today | Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY

April 3, 2014

Inspector General Reviewing Postal Service Real Estate Deals

NewsMax | Jennifer G. Hickey

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