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February 12, 2013

By Andre Francisco

POGO's Staff Scientist Says New Doctor Rules Promote Transparency



Drug and FDA Issues New disclosure rules for doctors on advisory panels for the Food and Drug Administration are meant to increase transparency without discouraging doctors from serving on the panels, according to Ned Feder, POGO's staff scientist.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

February 11, 2013

By Andre Francisco

CNBC Looks at POGO's New SEC Report



CNBC Video on SEC Report CNBC reported today on our new report detailing the effects of the revolving door on regulation at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Topics: Financial Sector

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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