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September 20, 2013

By David S. Hilzenrath

State Dept. Corrects Testimony POGO Exposed as Misleading



Patrick Kennedy A week after the Project On Government Oversight exposed recent State Department testimony on embassy security as inaccurate and misleading, the Department has written a letter to members of the U.S. Senate acknowledging that its testimony was wrong and co

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 18, 2013

By David S. Hilzenrath

Questions for Under Secretary of State Patrick Kennedy



Patrick Kennedy At a House hearing Wednesday, Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy faced intense questioning about Benghazi. There are also questions Kennedy could answer about the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, where former guards say security problems could lead to tragedy.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 16, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Congress’s Complicated and Wasteful Oversight of DHS



DHS Seal In a New York Times op-ed published last week, the 9/11 commission’s co-chairs Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton argue that one of their most important proposals has still not been carried out: improved homeland security oversight.

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Topics: National Security

September 12, 2013

By David S. Hilzenrath

Senators Ask State Department To Respond to POGO Report on Embassy Security



Kabul Embassy Guard Force Leaders of a Senate panel are asking the State Department to explain how its assurances about security at the U.S. embassy in Afghanistan square with a report this week by the Project On Government Oversight documenting problems.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 29, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Senators Question DOJ on NSA Info Sharing



NSA In a letter last week, a group of Senate Democrats asked Attorney General Eric Holder to clarify how the National Security Agency (NSA) shares information with domestic law enforcement agencies while still protecting Americans’ constitutional rights.

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Topics: National Security

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