The (POGO) Blog
January 5, 2012
By Neil Gordon
Welcome to another episode of "As the Washington Revolving Door Turns." The two latest ex-government officials to land jobs with private companies formerly served as very high-profile watchdogs of those companies.
Topics: Contract Oversight
October 19, 2011
GAO Raises Serious Concerns about Conflicts of Interest and Inadequate Transparency at Federal Reserve Banks
The professional and financial ties between the directors of the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks and Fed-supervised firms have created a "reputational risk" for the Federal Reserve System, and the Reserve Banks have not given the public access to key gov
May 10, 2011
President Obama is considering issuing an executive order that will require the disclosure of and online public access to federal contractor spending on elections.
May 10, 2010
In 2006 then-Interior Department Inspector General Earl Devaney gave Congress numerous explicit signs when he described the culture at the Department of the Interior as one that "sustains managerial irresponsibility and a lack of accountability.
Topics: Energy and Natural Resources
November 18, 2009
As you can see from today's Morning Smoke, USA Today's Tom Vanden Brook, Ken Dilanian and Ray Locker put out a great story on retired military officers consulting for the Pentagon as mentors to "help run war games and offer advice."
Topics: National Security
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The Congressional Management Foundation offers the Gold Mouse Awards annually to members of Congress who make the most of the opportunity the digital world offers them. POGO spoke with members of Rep. Mike Honda's communications team about their award.