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August 12, 2015

By Michael Smallberg

SEC Stands Up for Whistleblowers



Security Exchange Commission Whistleblower The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued guidance to clarify that employees in the corporate world are entitled to protections against retaliation even if they only blow the whistle internally to their employers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, Financial Sector

August 10, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

Preventing a New Chapter of “Vacuous” Oversight



Afghanistan Soldier Reconstruction A new comparative analysis found that DoD IG oversight of Afghanistan is a woefully inadequate substitute for the work the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) performs exposing waste, fraud, and abuse in Afghanistan.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 23, 2015

By Daniel Shlien

Dodd-Frank Turns Five; Too Soon to Celebrate?



President Obama Signs Dodd Frank The Dodd-Frank Act turns five this week. POGO's review of the law's implementation at one agency shows that the anniversary is full of both promise and disappointment.

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Topics: Financial Sector

June 30, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

The Navy’s Scheme to Pay for a New Submarine Fleet



Nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Asheville The Navy and House and Senate Armed Services Committees are scheming to find a way to pay for a new nuclear submarine fleet.

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Topics: Government Accountability

May 20, 2015

By Michael Smallberg

Email Shows How Credit Suisse Works the Revolving Door



Thank You over and over and over Bloomberg has reviewed an email in which Melanie Nussdorf, a former Department of Labor (DOL) lawyer who now represents Credit Suisse, repeated “thank you” 600 times in an email to DOL after getting a favorable response from her former agency.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Financial Sector

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