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August 14, 2006
If you didn't see them, POGO fired off a few letters late last week. One was sent to the chairman and ranking member of the House intelligence committee urging the public release of an unclassified report on disgraced Rep. "Duke" Cunningham's contracting/earmarking shenigans on the committee. The other was sent to the director of the Office of Management and Budget concerning the appointment of a contractor lobbyist to fill a vacancy that should be filled by someone from the public accounting profession or from academia. The board with the vacancy in question helps determine how contractors account for their costs.
Check them out.
-- Nick Schwellenbach
Director of Investigations, POGO
At the time of publication, Nick Schwellenbach was Director of Investigations for the Project On Government Oversight.
Authors: Nick Schwellenbach
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