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August 15, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Passing Grade? Lessons Learned from the 2017 Disasters



Big Pine Florida cleanup A new Federal Emergency Management Agency report describes many “lessons learned” from last summer’s major natural disasters. However, FEMA and the nation are not yet adequately prepared for the next one.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 10, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Rating the Watchdogs: Are Our Inspectors General Effective?



IG seals New articles by Federal News Radio and Government Executive raise issues worthy of examination regarding the inspector general community, issues that are also addressed by POGO’s recent report on our nation’s federal watchdogs.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

July 19, 2018

By Andrea Peterson

FCC Chairman Throws a Wrench in Proposed Sinclair-Tribune Merger—At Least for Now



Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media Company logos on a wall of televisions. The deal would make Sinclair an unparalleled local-television behemoth.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 1, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Recommendations for Disaster Response and Recovery



Operation Blue Roof The 2017 disasters were tragic, but they provide an opportunity to learn how to better prepare for future disasters. Here is a rundown of recent POGO blogs, articles, and testimony on the topic.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

April 23, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Senate Report Details Major Disaster Response Contracting Failures



Donations to survivors of Hurricane Irma A recent report from the staff of Senator Claire McCaskill details many shortcomings of the state of FEMA disaster response contracting. If not corrected, these problems will impact future disaster response.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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