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August 18, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO’s 2016 Summer Reading List



Girl sitting on a lawn reading a good government book like the ones chosen each summer by POGO Summer is coming to an end but there’s still time to reenergize yourself with a book that matters! Take your pick of the latest books on nuclear policy, national security, or government oversight (or in some cases, lack thereof.)

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Whistleblower Protections, Energy and Natural Resources, National Security, Financial Sector, Public Health and Science, Contract Oversight

August 8, 2016

By Carter Salis

Watchdog Uncovers Contractor Fraud in U.S. Humanitarian Aid



Photograph of a patient being treated in Aleppo Hospital. More than $200 million in U.S. humanitarian aid to Syria has been frozen after a government watchdog began investigating allegations of contractor fraud. USAID has come under scrutiny for not implementing much needed financial oversight.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 4, 2016

By Carter Salis

GAO Report Confirms DOE has Failed to Protect Whistleblowers



Black and White historic photo of the Hanford North Reactor from 1960. At a press conference earlier this month, Senators Markey, McCaskill, and Wyden commented on a new GAO report that details the ineffectiveness of whistleblower protections for contractor employees, and DOE’s infrequent use of its enforcement authority.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections, Energy and Natural Resources

July 22, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Breaking: Sen. McCaskill Demands Briefing Based on POGO Report



KGL Logistics logo and Iran rials Senator Claire McCaskill requested a briefing with the Pentagon's procurement office Friday after a POGO report found that the office had improperly helped out KGL Logistics, a contractor accused of having illegal business ties with Iran.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 22, 2016

By Neil Gordon

DynCorp Facing New Charges of Fraud on Iraq Contract



Iraq Police Training The Justice Department claims DynCorp International fraudulently overbilled the State Department on a contract to train the Iraqi police. Five years ago, DynCorp paid millions of dollars to resolve similar allegations involving the same contract.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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