The (POGO) Blog
July 21, 2017
By Neil Gordon
Last week brought disturbing news that two prominent voices from the private security industry— Erik Prince and Stephen Feinberg—are trying to convince the Pentagon to let private security firms replace American troops in Afghanistan. We explain why this i
June 20, 2017
A new law lets contractors hire their own auditors, despite history that shows it can come at the expense of independent oversight.
Topics: Contract Oversight
June 8, 2017
The Office of Government Ethics posted waivers to the ethics pledge for 10 Trump appointees after demanding them from federal agencies.
June 1, 2017
The White House reversed its decision to fight the Office of Government Ethics over the release of government ethics records the day after POGO requested that it should proactively release copies of ethics waivers on public websites.
Topics: Government Accountability
May 18, 2017
By Sean Moulton
The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) established a new certification that tracks presidential appointees’ ethics compliance, which will be posted online. The move should create greater accountability when it comes to appointees’ ethics commitments.