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Max Johnson


Billions of Dollars in Federal Spending Not Reported

August 25, 2014

A June report from the Government Accountability Office reveals that federal agencies underreported $619 billion in grants and other federal assistance spending during FY 2012 to the USAspending.gov website.

Chaffetz and Cummings Set Tone for Future Bipartisanship

August 12, 2014

Representatives Elijah Cummings and Jason Chaffetz exchanged visits to each others' congressional districts in an effort to build a bipartisan relationship. POGO cites this example of bipartisanship as we redouble our efforts to help Congress so that it once again becomes a meaningful and productive institution.

Whistleblowers Silenced by Non-Disclosure Agreements

August 8, 2014

The Project On Government Oversight, along with more than 50 other organizations, wrote to the SEC urging them to take action against financial companies whose employees are forced to sign non-disclosure agreements that violate their whistleblower protections. This comes after months of reports on confidentiality agreements stifling whistleblower rights in various federal agencies and contracted companies.

Panelists at Urban Institute Discuss the Art of Watchdogging

July 21, 2014

POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian spoke on a panel at the Urban Institute about the role of government oversight watchdogs.

House Report Faults TSA Security Marking in Air Marshal Case

June 30, 2014

A House Oversight Committee report on the Transportation Security Administration’s use of the “Sensitive Security Information” pseudo-classification found that TSA has had “organizational problems” with the application of the SSI designation dating back to 2004.