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October 13, 2017

By Christine Ostrosky

13 Scary Things for Friday the 13th



Scared businessman looking at Capitol Hill A list of the 13 scariest things POGO has shed light on and is working to change.

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 13, 2017

By Daniel Van Schooten

Federal Ethics Process Needs to Be Clear and Transparent



Person signing a document The Project On Government Oversight sent a letter to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) urging it to require agencies to issue more comprehensive ethics agreements. This follows a push for more proactive disclosure of ethics waivers.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

August 8, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Prison Time for GSA Official Caught in Nepotism Scheme



GSA Building 120 Helen Rene’e Ballard, a former GSA contracting official who played a key role in a POGO investigation more than a decade ago, was recently sentenced to prison for a nepotism scheme.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

August 3, 2017

By Albert Chen

Senators Question Activist Investor’s Influence on Regulation of AIG



AIG Building Senators’ letter raises questions about prominent investor and special adviser to President Trump Carl Icahn’s influence over the regulation of AIG.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Financial Sector

June 15, 2017

By Nicholas Pacifico

Understanding the Anti-Lobbying Law



White House and Capitol Hill Despite the plain language of anti-lobbying bans, a narrow interpretation by the DOJ has given executive branch employees a lot of leeway in influencing the legislative process.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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