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September 2, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Can Bechtel Get the Job Done at the Hanford Site?



Hanford Nuclear Site A report leaked to watchdog Hanford Challenge suggests that after 25 years and $19 billion, DOE and Bechtel National Inc may not be any closer to processing radioactive waste at the Hanford Site.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

August 31, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Army Ordered to Pay KBR’s Legal Expenses



U.S. Soldiers Iraq Water Treatment Chemicals The millions of dollars KBR has spent fighting lawsuits alleging toxic poisoning in Iraq must be reimbursed by taxpayers, according to a ruling by the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 27, 2015

By Neil Gordon

POGO Supports “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Rule



U.S. Civilian Contractors The Project On Government Oversight submitted a public comment supporting a proposed rule implementing an Executive Order for expanded contractor disclosure. We also suggested ways to make the final rule more effective.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 26, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Whistleblowers Rally on Twitter for Congressional Support



Whistleblower whistle A recent Twitter chat led by POGO, the Government Accountability Project, and Public Citizen began a dialogue on the need for whistleblower protections.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

August 25, 2015

By Dan Grazier

Military Reform Begins With Personnel Reform



Brad Carson Undersecretary Defense Personnel Personnel reform is the single most important military reform issue.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

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