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January 4, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Gallup Fraud Probe Nabs Ex-FEMA Official



Gallup Federal prosecutors charged former FEMA official Timothy Cannon with a felony conflict of interest charge for helping The Gallup Organization win contracts while seeking a job with the company.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 23, 2012

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The Parties Versus the People: An Interview with Mickey Edwards



No matter how dismal Congress may seem, it's not beyond repair, says former U.S. Rep. Mickey Edwards, who tells us how to fix the system in his new book, The Parties Versus the People.

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Topics: Government Accountability

December 4, 2012

By Neil Gordon

Government Makes Opinion Heard in Contract Fraud Case



Gallup Headquarters The government last week filed a complaint in a whistleblower lawsuit accusing The Gallup Organization of overbilling the federal government by millions of dollars and violating federal ethics laws.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 22, 2012

By Dana Liebelson

7 Types of Government Information that Would Benefit from Springtime Sunshine



dana liebelson Here in the District, spring is in the air! Rock Creek Park is abloom, the tourists are out on the Mall, there are mile-long lines to the food trucks, and the sun is shining. At POGO, when we see sunshine, we can't help but consider one of our favorite iss

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Topics: Contract Oversight, Energy and Natural Resources, National Security

July 31, 2012

By Andrew Wyner

House Votes to Stop Future Funding of Rosoboronexport



The House of Representatives voted to cut off future government deals with a Russian government-owned arms contractor that has provided more than $1 billion in arms to the Syrian government. The contractor, Rosoboronexport, has supplied weapons to a brutal

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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