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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

June 15, 2012

By Andrew Wyner

Billion-Dollar Deal with Russian Firm Sets Off Contracting Alarm



Day by day, Bashar al-Assad's brutal Syrian regime continues to crack down on its own civilian population. So when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Russia this week of providing attack helicopters to the Syrian government, most Americans were rig

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 17, 2012

By Neil Gordon

Air Force Lifts Booz Allen Suspension, Contractor Admits to "Broader Systemic Ethical Deficiencies" and "Additional Improper Actions"



On Friday, Booz Allen Hamilton announced that its San Antonio office was removed from the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) and regained full eligibility to compete for new federal contracts. Booz Allen entered into a three-year administrative agreement with the U.S. Air Force. We strongly encourage you to read the agreement, which contains several astonishing admissions about the company’s ethics environment and business practices.

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Topics: Contract Oversight, Whistleblower Protections

March 8, 2012

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Drug Busts, Hurricanes, and Torture, Oh My! 10 Key Inspector General Investigations



dana liebelson With the release of POGO's new Inspector General (IG) vacancy tracker, we've sparked discussion about the important role IGs play in government oversight. We've also encouraged President Obama to appoint IGs in a timely manner, and asked the Senate to cons

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