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December 10, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

How the System Went After a War Hero



Jason Amerine Testimony The U.S. Army treated an American hero like a criminal for speaking to a Member of Congress about the government’s dysfunctional hostage recovery program.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

December 3, 2015

By Neil Gordon

DoD Task Force Blew $150 Million on Posh Digs



Photograph of a Task Force villas in Kabul, included in 11/25/15 letter from Special Inspector General John Sopko to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter The Pentagon task force responsible for the $43 million gas station in Afghanistan now stands accused of wasting millions on lavish private housing.

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November 6, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Legislation Aims to Fix Bad OLC Decision that Stymies IGs



Department of Justice Sign POGO supports the bipartisan Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2015.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 19, 2015

By Sean Moulton

Congress Adds Insult to 9/11 Injuries



9/11 Dust Debris Firefighters Congress lets funding for 9/11 medical assistance for first responders expire, which is just the latest in a series of poor government actions around health and safety issues surrounding the 9/11 attacks.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 7, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Not Only Foolish, It's Fiscally Irresponsible



Plutonium The Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility is over budget, behind schedule, and doesn't have a single customers so why is Congress still funding this billion-dollar boondoggle?

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

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