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Bryan Rahija

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Occupational Education #10: The Cost of Contractor Nurse Services

June 29, 2012

Looking for billions of dollars' worth of savings for taxpayers? Look no further than government service contracting. In September 2011, POGO released a report that found service contractors cost taxpayers nearly twice as much as federal employees who do the same work. With the final discussion of the mammoth defense budget bill looming in Congress and with the nation’s deficit crisis largely unresolved, we figured there’s no better time to take another look at data from the report.

Occupational Education #9: The Cost of Contractor Security Guard Services

June 28, 2012

Looking for billions of dollars' worth of savings for taxpayers? Look no further than government service contracting. Last September, POGO released a report that found service contractors cost taxpayers nearly twice as much as federal employees who do the same work. With the final discussion of the mammoth defense budget bill looming in Congress and with the nation's deficit crisis largely unresolved, we figured there’s no better time than now to take another look at data from the report.

Occupational Education #8: The Cost of Contractor Language Specialist Services

June 27, 2012

Looking for billions of dollars' worth of savings for taxpayers? Look no further than government service contracting. Last September, POGO released a report that found service contractors cost taxpayers nearly twice as much as federal employees who do the same work.

Occupational Education #7: The Cost of Contractor General Attorney Services

June 26, 2012

Looking for billions of dollars' worth of savings for taxpayers? Look no further than government service contracting. Last September, POGO released a report that found service contractors cost taxpayers nearly twice as much as federal employees who do the same work.

Occupational Education #6: The Cost of Contractor Computer Engineering Services

June 25, 2012

Looking for billions of dollars' worth of savings for taxpayers? Look no further than government service contracting. Last September, POGO released a report that found service contractors cost taxpayers nearly twice as much as federal employees who do the same work.

Occupational Education #5: The Cost of Contractor Cemetery Administration Services

June 22, 2012

Looking for billions of dollars' worth of savings for taxpayers? Look no further than government service contracting. Last September, POGO released a report that found service contractors cost taxpayers nearly twice as much as federal employees who do the same work.

Occupational Education #4: The Cost of Contractor Claims Assistance and Examining Services

June 21, 2012

Looking for billions of dollars' worth of savings for taxpayers? Look no further than government service contracting. Last September, POGO released a report that found service contractors cost taxpayers nearly twice as much as federal employees who do the same work.

Occupational Education #3: The Cost of Contractor Budget Analysis Services

June 20, 2012

Looking for billions of dollars' worth of savings for taxpayers? Look no further than government service contracting. Last September, POGO released a report that found service contractors cost taxpayers nearly twice as much as federal employees who do the same work.

Occupational Education #2: The Cost of Contractor Mechanical Engineering Services

June 19, 2012

Looking for billions of dollars' worth of savings for taxpayers? Look no further than government service contracting. Last September, POGO released a report that found service contractors cost taxpayers nearly twice as much as federal employees who do the same work.

Occupational Education #1: The Cost of Contractor Accounting Services

June 18, 2012

Looking for billions of dollars' worth of savings for taxpayers? Look no further than government service contracting. Last September, POGO released a report that found service contractors cost taxpayers nearly twice as much as federal employees who do the same work.

Watchdog Found: White House Fills SIGAR Vacancy with Veteran Investigator

May 24, 2012

Good news for accountability fanatics: a leadership void at a key oversight position will soon be filled. The White House announced yesterday that President Obama will appoint John Sopko to lead the office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the watchdog tasked with rooting out fraud, waste, and abuse in U.S. taxpayer-funded projects to rebuild the war-torn country.

Backlog of Unaudited Pentagon Contract Costs Could Reach $1 Trillion

May 23, 2012

It's been almost four years since the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a scathing report on the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)--a key contract oversight agency at the Pentagon--and it's time to ask ourselves whether taxpayers are better off as a result of the "improvements" implemented by DCAA.

Open NDAA Campaign Catching Media Attention

May 18, 2012

Yesterday, Congressional Quarterly's Eugene Mulero and Kristin Coyner reported on the Open NDAA campaign--an effort by POGO and our allies to shine a light on how the Senate concocts its version of the massive defense spending bill. The article is behind a paywall, but CQ kindly agreed to let us publish the piece on our blog. Read their article below, and make sure to get involved in our campaign here!

Internal Review Shows Gross Mishandling of Military Whistleblower Reprisal Investigations

May 7, 2012

Pentagon investigators mishandled more than half of a set of whistleblower reprisal cases, according to a damning internal assessment report obtained by the Project On Government Oversight.

A Rare Quality on Capitol Hill

November 7, 2011

For the last ten years, Representative Walter Jones (D-NC) has been fighting to clear the names of two Marines who piloted an MV-22 Osprey that crashed during a training exercise.

Don't Let Review of Classified Information Safeguards Infringe on Rights

January 28, 2011

POGO and other good government advocates are urging the Office of Management and Budget to be careful about infringing upon the constitutional rights of employees as it moves forward with a review of procedures to safeguard classified information.

At Stake in the Ubl Case: Safeguards Protecting $50 Billion in Taxpayer Dollars from Waste, Fraud and Abuse

September 3, 2010

This week POGO submitted an amicus brief in a case—Ubl v IIF Data Solutions, Inc.—that could have big implications for taxpayers.