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October 9, 2014

By David S. Hilzenrath

Inspector General’s Role in Secret Service Scandal has Familiar Ring



Secret Service Allegations that an inspector general probe into the Secret Service prostitution scandal was subverted and its findings suppressed to protect the Obama Administration from political fallout have a ring of déjà vu.

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 26, 2014

By Winslow Wheeler

A Ray of Light from Senator Durbin’s Defense Subcommittee: Will It Brighten or Fade?



Ray of Sun When members of Congress show even faint signs of departing from their habitual abuse of the public purse, it merits attention.

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Topics: National Security

September 25, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Settlement Finally Brings Justice to Marine Corps Whistleblower



Franz Gayl More than seven years after he first raised concerns about a lack of safe military vehicles in Iraq—truth telling that got him reprimanded and suspended—Marine science advisor Franz Gayl can finally get back to work.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 25, 2014

By Jessica Murphy

Hill Encourages DoD IG to Protect Contractor Whistleblowers



National Security A bipartisan group of Members of Congress sent a letter chastising the DoD Office of Inspector General for having an “extremely limited definition of Department of Defense personnel to whom contractor and subcontractor employees may make protected disclosu

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 19, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Report Finds Pentagon’s Real Estate Inventory Incomplete, Incorrect and Inconsistent



FOB Leatherneck The Department of Defense has no idea what’s going on in more than half the properties it owns and it has no plans to figure that information out, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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