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Bryan Rahija

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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.

Fraud Convictions and Settlements Won't Staunch Flow of Pentagon Contract Dollars

October 21, 2011

A new Pentagon report finds that the Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded hundreds of billions of dollars to companies found guilty of, convicted of, or that settled charges of contract fraud. In total, DoD awarded $1.1 trillion to these companies and their parent companies.

New Podcast: Too Big to Debar? Contractors and the Government's Enforcement of Anti-Bribery Laws

July 6, 2011

Is the government too reluctant to crack down on contractors that bribe foreign officials? A recent law review article by Professor Drury Stevenson and Nicholas Wagoner, both of the South Texas College of Law, suggests that when it comes to enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the biggest government contractors might just be too big to debar.

OMB's Confusing Reply to Concerns that Post-WikiLeaks Directives Could Lead to Rights Infringement

April 11, 2011

What are agencies supposed to do about WikiLeaks? We had some concerns about the directives for agencies issued in the wake of the November WikiLeaks disclosures and wrote to the administration on January 28, along with some of our allies, seeking clarification. On March 29, Jacob Lew, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) responded to our letter—but we’re still confused. And if we’re confused, then we suspect some of the agencies might be as well.

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.