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June 5, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Tech Giants Play the DC Influence Game to Win Pentagon Cloud Deal



Pentagon cloud tech giants The companies vying for the Defense Department’s massive, winner-take-all JEDI cloud contract are sparing no expense when it comes to spreading influence around Washington.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 17, 2018

By Bonnie Goldstein

Paper Cuts: Cashing in on Connections



Businesspeople shake hands with money What may be most shocking of all is, current laws regulating lobbying are so painfully weak that Cohen’s potential influence-peddling may have been legal.

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 6, 2018

By Andrew Bergman

Pruitt's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day



Scott Pruitt As ethics problems pile up, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt should go.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Public Health and Science

March 12, 2018

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Defense Lobbying Ban Might Drain the Pentagon Swamp



Revolving door man The FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act prohibits lobbying activities by certain Defense Department officials, which will slow down the revolving door and help drain the swamp.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 27, 2018

By Rebecca Jones

Government Prison Contracts Gamble with Taxpayer Dollars



The US flag behind a tangle of barbed wire. The Justice Department is implementing President Trump’s promise to bring back private prison contracts, ignoring its own Inspector General’s recommendations.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Contract Oversight

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