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December 4, 2017

By Neil Gordon

White House Considering Privatized Spy Networks



CIA Director Mike Pompeo The Trump administration is reportedly mulling plans to put a private company in charge of conducting a variety of covert intelligence and counterterrorism activities. We explain why this is a bad idea.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 17, 2017

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Whitefish Exposes Contracts Lacking Oversight Teeth



Cleanup after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico Whitefish Energy’s controversial contract to restore power in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico highlights systemic federal contracting problems.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 24, 2017

By Neil Gordon

California Court Brings Sunshine to Government Contracting



A Los Angeles Metro bus Transparency prevailed in California recently when a Los Angeles County judge slapped down a bus manufacturing company’s attempt to halt the release of information about its $500 million government contract.

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Topics: Open Government, Contract Oversight

October 13, 2017

By Christine Ostrosky

13 Scary Things for Friday the 13th



Scared businessman looking at Capitol Hill A list of the 13 scariest things POGO has shed light on and is working to change.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 5, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Contractors and the True Size of Government



Increasing workers Political scientist Paul Light issued an updated headcount of the federal workforce. Of Uncle Sam’s 9.1 million employees, Light estimates more than 40 percent are contract workers.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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