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July 22, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

Official Gets Waiver to Oversee Obamacare Contractor



Slavitt A veteran of the health insurance industry has been granted a waiver to oversee his former company while he plays a leading role in the government’s efforts to implement Obamacare.

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Topics: Government Accountability

May 15, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

POGO, IAVA Urge VA Whistleblowers to Report Problems at VAOversight.org



VA Oversight Press Conference To help hold the VA accountable and find solutions to the systemic problems, the Project On Government Oversight has partnered with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) to launch VAOversight.org.

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 30, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Snowden, Poitras Awarded Truth-Telling Prize for Exposing Illegal NSA Surveillance



Edward Snowden Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who exposed, arguably, the biggest government overreach into Americans’ privacy in the nation’s history, and Laura Poitras, the journalist who helped bring the story to the public, were honored Wednesday with the Riden

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Topics: National Security

March 31, 2014

By David S. Hilzenrath

Help Us Investigate Prosecutorial Misconduct



Gavel POGO is continuing to examine how the Justice Department handles allegations of prosecutorial misconduct. If you can shed light on the subject, please email us at investigations@pogo.org, and please put “OPR” in the subject line.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 7, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

Head of SEC Given Waiver to Oversee Past Client



Mary Jo White Mary Jo White, the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), will be allowed to oversee her former client, Credit Suisse, according to a new ethics waiver the U.S. Office of Government Ethics posted to its website this week.

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Topics: Financial Sector

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