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December 5, 2012

By Neil Gordon

BP Suspension: What’s Behind Door Number Two?



Contract Oversight Despite having several other companies from which it can purchase fuel, whichever company the Pentagon chooses to replace BP with will likely pose as great a responsibility risk.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 28, 2012

By Neil Gordon

EPA Sends a Message With BP Suspension



Contract Oversight The EPA’s suspension of BP sends a message to all federal contractors, large and small, that they will be held accountable for their misconduct.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 9, 2012

By Mia Steinle

Oil and Gas Industry Loses Latest Round in Battle with SEC



Nuclear Energy In an attempt to combat corruption in resource-rich developing countries, two years ago Congress ordered U.S. corporations to disclose payments they make to foreign governments for the extraction of oil, gas and minerals. This week, the Securities and Exch

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

July 30, 2012

By Mia Steinle

Mission Impossible? Not for 82-year-old Anti-Nuclear Weapons Activist



Peace Activists When a nuclear weapons facility can't stop infiltration by an octogenarian nun, it's time to reassess its security standards. The 82-year-old nun, accompanied by two other anti-nuclear activists, broke into Tennessee's Y-12 National Security Complex early Saturday morning.

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Topics: National Security

February 13, 2012

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Budget Breakdown: Rolling Analysis of Obama's FY 2013 Budget



The White House Today, POGO will be offering rolling analysis of President Obama's Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 budget. The budget is a blueprint for the initiatives the President would fund if he was unconstrained by Congress.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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