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February 11, 2013

By Andre Francisco

SEC’s Revolving Door Blurs Line Between Regulator and Industry



SEC Seal A POGO study of thousands of government records found that former staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission routinely went to work for major financial firms.

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Topics: Financial Sector

February 4, 2013

By Andre Francisco

CIA Nominee Got Big Check Before Joining White House



John Brennan John Brennan, President Obama’s nomination for the head of the CIA, received a large check from his employer, a private intelligence contractor, just before joining the White House as a counterterrorism adviser.

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Topics: National Security

November 9, 2012

By Mia Steinle

Energy Dept. IG Finds Conflicts of Interest in Nuke Clean-Up



Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Government investigators have uncovered conflicts of interest among the contractors working on a multi-billion dollar effort to decontaminate and decommission two of the nation’s nuclear weapons sites.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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