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May 2, 2016

By Neil Gordon

CIA Watchdog Finds Abuses in Use of Independent Contractors



CIA Headquarters A newly released Inspector General audit found the CIA broke the law in its hiring and managing its independent contractors. The agency might also have overpaid for the services.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 7, 2016

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

B-21 Comes with a Stealth Final Price Tag



B-21 Bomber Rendering Despite requests by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, the Air Force isn't releasing the final contract value for the B-21, the new Long Range Strike Bomber, arguing that estimates are good enough.

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Topics: Open Government, National Security, Contract Oversight

September 9, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

The Hillary Email Double Standard



Hillary Clinton The Hillary Clinton email scandal illustrates the disparity in the treatment of high-level officials to that of whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

August 19, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Former CRS Researcher Calls for Public Access



Library of Congress Card Catalogs Concerns about making Congressional Research Service reports public are unfounded according to former CRS employee.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 6, 2015

By Adam Zagorin

Clinton Emails: Inside Response to POGO’s Kabul Embassy Exposé



Hillary Clinton Secretary Clinton's newly released emails from 2009 show that the State Department saw itself primarily in a battle to limit public relations damage that could arise from the Kabul Embassy scandal.

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Topics: Open Government, Contract Oversight

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