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July 21, 2014

By Max Johnson

Panelists at Urban Institute Discuss the Art of Watchdogging



Government Accountability POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian spoke on a panel at the Urban Institute about the role of government oversight watchdogs.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 11, 2014

By Winslow Wheeler

A Big Week for the F-35?



F-35 Fighter Jet The largest defense program in U.S. history—the F-35—is facing two critical events this coming week.

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Topics: National Security

June 30, 2014

By Max Johnson

House Report Faults TSA Security Marking in Air Marshal Case



Top Secret Stamp A House Oversight Committee report on the Transportation Security Administration’s use of the “Sensitive Security Information” pseudo-classification found that TSA has had “organizational problems” with the application of the SSI designation dating back

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 24, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Senator’s Report on VA Hospitals Explores Widespread Problems



Veterans Affairs Seal A new report based on a year-long investigation of the VA healthcare system suggests that problems go far beyond improper scheduling practices.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 18, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Senators Press Defense Secretary on KBR Litigation



Contract Oversight Three senators are demanding answers from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel about a long-running legal battle between KBR and National Guardsmen who claim the company exposed them to toxic chemicals in Iraq.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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