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Lexi Curnin

Former Intern

DOT Turns to POGO Data for Contractor Cost Corroboration

August 12, 2016

The Department of Transportation noted the high cost of service contractors in a recent rule and cited data from a POGO report on the subject to support the agency’s cost analysis.

DoD IG to Begin Proactively Releasing its Reports

August 10, 2016

The DoD Office of Inspector General has committed to proactively releasing its reports and select investigations, rather than requiring a FOIA request for each document.

Global Witness Briefing Sheds Light on Cloaked Contractors

July 22, 2016

Companies whose owners remain anonymous pose a threat to American taxpayer dollars and national security.

IG Shows Pantex Contractor Underreporting Maintenance Issues

July 7, 2016

The Office of the Inspector General in the Department of Energy determined stronger federal oversight of the Pantex contractor is needed.

For FOIA’s 50th, FEMA Still Dragging Feet After 10 Years

July 5, 2016

FOIA celebrated its 50th birthday, and the law has seen some incredible successes, but some agencies still apparently haven’t gotten the memo.

Bipartisan Letter Questions Watchdog’s Whistleblower Program

June 30, 2016

A Congressional letter, signed by Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Representatives Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Elijah Cummings (D-MD), raises concerns first raised by the Government Accountability Office and POGO about the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General's handling of whistleblower cases.