About POGO

Daniel Grossman

Former Intern

Photograph of an A-10 Thunderbolt II

Fly Before You Buy

June 28, 2016

An Interview with Tom Christie on Realistic Combat Testing

To Be or Not To Be (Contracted Out)

August 24, 2016

While reviewing listings for federal government contractor jobs, the Project On Government Oversight was reminded of the confusion surrounding inherently governmental functions. Multiple definitions of this term have made it somewhat ambiguous and in need of consistency.

Security Clearances Drop but Intelligence Problems Remain

July 14, 2016

The number of intelligence personnel eligible for security clearances decreased from Fiscal Year 2014 to 2015, which demonstrates a positive step in consolidating and coordinating the intelligence community’s national security efforts. However, there are still many problems relating to an overreliance on contractors and growing dysfunction that need to be solved.

GSA Will Track Government Orders but Will Lose Discount Info

July 7, 2016

The General Services Administration announced it dropped two commercial price protection clauses from its acquisition policy and added one that would better track pricing from the federal marketplace. But the new policy is concerning because it makes it easier for contractors to overcharge taxpayers.

DoD Expands Troubling Insider Threat Program to Contractors

June 14, 2016

DoD now requires contractors to implement Insider Threat Programs aimed at stopping unauthorized disclosures of classified information, but several organizations are concerned that these programs will also be used to silence whistleblowers exposing government wrongdoing.