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August 18, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO’s 2016 Summer Reading List



Girl sitting on a lawn reading a good government book like the ones chosen each summer by POGO Summer is coming to an end but there’s still time to reenergize yourself with a book that matters! Take your pick of the latest books on nuclear policy, national security, or government oversight (or in some cases, lack thereof.)

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Whistleblower Protections, Energy and Natural Resources, National Security, Financial Sector, Public Health and Science, Contract Oversight

June 30, 2016

By Neil Gordon

McDonnell Decision a Setback for Anti-Corruption Efforts



Photograph of Cash in envelope in Hands Ex-Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s actions were “distasteful” and “tawdry,” according to the Supreme Court, but not bribery.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 23, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Indicted GSA Official is a Blast from POGO’s Past



GSA Building 120 Bells went off when we saw that former GSA official Helen “Renee” Ballard was indicted for a fraud and nepotism scheme involving large federal contractor CACI. Flashback to 2006…

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 23, 2012

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The Parties Versus the People: An Interview with Mickey Edwards



No matter how dismal Congress may seem, it's not beyond repair, says former U.S. Rep. Mickey Edwards, who tells us how to fix the system in his new book, The Parties Versus the People.

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Topics: Government Accountability

November 16, 2012

By Andre Francisco

ABC News: Paula Broadwell's Gun Commercial Raises Ethical Concerns



Screenshot from ABC report on Petraeus Scandal Paula Broadwell, General David Petraeus' mistress, may have used her closeness to Petraeus to promote a new lightweight machine gun for a defense contractor.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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Fly Before You Buy: Tom Christie on Realistic Combat Testing

The Project On Government Oversight's Dan Grazier recently sat down with Tom Christie, a former Director of Operational Test & Evaluation at the DoD from 2001-2005, to talk about the critical need for realistic combat testing before the Pentagon buys new weapons.