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April 2, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Congress Calls for Action After Whistleblower Retaliation



Todd Zinser The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Oversight Subcommittee has called for the Department of Commerce Inspector General to fire two managers who were found to have retaliated against whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

April 2, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

DoD Revolving Door Database Needs to Get into GEAR



National Security The Department of Defense doesn't want anyone, including the DoD Inspector General, to know who is going through the revolving door.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 31, 2014

By Christine Anderson

Cancer Study on Camp Lejeune Mired in Controversy



Toxic Sign The release of a mortality study showing higher death rates for victims of water contamination at Camp Lejeune sparked controversy over cancer incidence within the affected population. Meanwhile, the CDC agency director responsible for the studies resigned

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 31, 2014

By David S. Hilzenrath

Help Us Investigate Prosecutorial Misconduct



Gavel POGO is continuing to examine how the Justice Department handles allegations of prosecutorial misconduct. If you can shed light on the subject, please email us at investigations@pogo.org, and please put “OPR” in the subject line.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 28, 2014

By Neil Gordon

GAO: Noncompetitive Contracts Need Stronger Oversight



GAO Urgency Graph According to a new GAO report, the government needs to improve oversight of the billions spent each year for goods and services on an urgency basis.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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