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January 16, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

POGO to Launch Congressional Subpoena Rule Database



Government Accountability POGO’s Congressional Oversight Initiative has begun to create an online database of each committee's and subcommittee’s subpoena and deposition rules, and is reaching out to congressional staff for opinions on how these rules help or hinder bipartisan coop

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 13, 2015

By Andre Francisco

Who Controls the Security Clearances Controls the Oversight



Danielle Brian Talking Security Clearances POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian and Mike German from the Brennan Center for Justice discuss who controls security clearances for staffers and how this can negatively impact Congressional oversight.

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Topics: Government Accountability

December 18, 2014

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

The Time is Ripe for New Rules on Congressional Oversight



National Security Congressional oversight of national security issues has not inspired much confidence recently; however, the new House has a chance to adopt new procedural rules and improve its ability to carry out meaningful oversight.

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Topics: National Security

December 3, 2014

By Joe Newman

Former Senate Investigator to Lead POGO’s New Congressional Oversight Initiative



U.S. Capitol Justin Rood, a former Senate investigator and award-winning journalist, has joined the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) to direct its new Congressional Oversight Initiative.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 30, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

DoD IG Pledges to Better Protect Contractor Whistleblowers



National Security The Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General (IG) responded positively to a bipartisan Hill letter inquiring about a recent decision by his office that seemed to undermine contractor whistleblower protections.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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