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April 24, 2014

Meet the 3 Largest Recipients of State Dept. Afghan Aid

Can the three largest recipients of State Department aid to Afghanistan—DynCorp, PAE, and Civilian Police International—be trusted with billions of taxpayer dollars?

April 24, 2014

New F-35 Claim: Lower O&S Estimate More than Offsets Higher Acquisition Cost

Last week the Defense Department released its new report on its major weapon programs. One key point in the report seems to have been missed: The cost to acquire the F-35 has gone up compared to last year’s estimate.

April 23, 2014

Camp Lejeune Supporters Tell Supreme Court to Stand by Toxic Pollution Victims

This morning, POGO was joined by like-minded supporters, including the Environmental Working Group, famed environmental activist Erin Brockovich and Ret. Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger to demand justice for the victims of water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

April 22, 2014

Erin Brockovich Discusses Camp Lejeune Victims on MSNBC

On Monday, environmental activist Erin Brockovich appeared on MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow’s show to discuss a Supreme Court hearing, which could have devastating effects on the military families and civilians who were poisoned by contaminated drinking water at North Carolina Marine base Camp Lejeune.

April 21, 2014

EPIC Case Will Define Government Records

POGO supports amicus brief for FOIA case that will dramatically affect government transparency.

April 23, 2014

Erin Brockovich, Veterans Rally Against Government’s Position in Supreme Court Pollution Case

Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich, dozens of military veterans, and watchdog groups rallied today to voice frustration over the federal government’s support of a known polluter in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case.

April 16, 2014

POGO and Others Call for Drone Strike Transparency

POGO joins other good government groups in voicing support for H.R. 4372, the Targeted Lethal Force Transparency Act, a bill that will require the Administration to publish the number of combatant and civilian casualties from drone strikes annually.

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.

April 23, 2014

Navy to award contract for Marine One helicopter fleet in shadow of previous failure

The Washington Post | Christian Davenport

April 22, 2014

We must take care of Camp Lejeune’s betrayed

The Hill; Congress Blog | Heather White and Angela Canterbury

April 14, 2014

We still can’t afford the F-35

The Hill | William D. Hartung

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