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June 8, 2015

By Michael Smallberg

POGO Asks President Obama to Replace SEC Chair Mary Jo White



Mary Jo White The revolving door between industry and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has irreparably undermined the tenure of SEC Chair Mary Jo White, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) said today in a letter asking President Obama to replace her.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Financial Sector

June 8, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Retired Four-Star Defends Post’s A-10 Treason Comments



Air Force General Roger Brady According to the former commander of U.S. Air Force Europe, whistleblowers should "depart service."

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

June 5, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Final Rule Ignores Warnings, Strips Employees of Due Process



Screenshot of the Federal Register Website POGO commented on a proposed rule regarding sensitive national security positions in the government back in 2013. Unfortunately, according to a notice published today, that rule remains largely unchanged and will be made final soon.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 4, 2015

By Joe Newman

It was Past Time for Commerce Inspector General Todd Zinser to Go



Todd Zinser We’re happy to hear that Commerce Department Inspector General Todd Zinser saw the writing on the wall and has resigned. As the Project On Government Oversight and other groups said earlier this year, the fact that Zinser personally retaliated against a wh

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 4, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Senate Questions Littoral Combat Ship Upgrades



Littoral Combat Ship Congress and independent evaluators, including the Project On Government Oversight, have long had concerns about the Littoral Combat Ship’s mission and ability to survive in combat.

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Topics: National Security

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