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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

August 9, 2018

By Caterina Hyneman

Army Carefully Considering Next Worldwide Logistics Contractors



Logistics contractor After repeated contractor misconduct in past contracts, the U.S. Army deliberates over who to award the latest worldwide warfighters-support contract to.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 8, 2018

By Katherine Hawkins

Just Following Orders: Overdue Oversight and Unanswered Questions on Family Separations



SJC family reunification hearing Nearly three months after the Trump administration’s family separation policy began and over one month after a public outcry led to its end, Congress finally held its first hearing on the subject on July 31. It was a necessary step, but not nearly enough.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 3, 2018

By Bonnie Goldstein

Paper Cuts: Thunderbolt of Journalism Reveals TSA “Quiet Skies” Surveillance Program



Collage of TSA agents, passports, commercial airlines, and passengers loading onto an airplane. TSA documents describe a program that allows sky marshals to secretly monitor behavior of unsuspecting airplane passengers who have done nothing wrong.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

August 3, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Bad Contracting Decision Comes Back to Haunt Pentagon



War Dogs Pentagon The Pentagon is still suffering the consequences of hiring Efraim Diveroli, the Miami Beach military supplier whose exploits landed him in prison and inspired the film War Dogs. He recently won a long-running dispute with the government over canceled contr

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Topics: National Security, Contract Oversight

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