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December 3, 2015

By Nicholas Pacifico

Don’t Let the Revolving Door Hit You On the Way Out: DoD IG Jon Rymer Resigns with Little to Show For Himself



Photograph of the Pentagon with an inset photo of Department of Defense Inspector General Jon Rymer DoD IG Rymer has resigned after only two years. His questionable decisions and lack of accomplishments highlight the importance of having good Inspector Generals.

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Topics: Government Accountability

November 6, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Legislation Aims to Fix Bad OLC Decision that Stymies IGs



Department of Justice Sign POGO supports the bipartisan Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2015.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 16, 2015

By Daniel Van Schooten

U.S. Embraces Conditional Aid for Afghanistan



John Sopko SIGAR Speech Beginning to impose conditions on our aid to Afghanistan may help incentivize systemic changes within the Afghan government, especially in the areas of sexual abuse prevention and anti-corruption.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 6, 2015

By Daniel Van Schooten

Secret Service Investigation Used to Identify Whistleblowers



Department of Homeland Security The DHS Office of the Inspector General has allowed officials from the agency being investigated to participate in the inquiry. Is it any surprise that the inquiry is now being used to identify whistleblowers?

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

August 12, 2015

By Joe Newman

VA IG Drops Subpoena for POGO’s Whistleblower Records



VA IG Linda Halliday July 2015 Testimony The Office of Inspector General at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has dropped its demand for POGO to turn over records related to the more than 800 VA whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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The Project On Government Oversight's Dan Grazier recently sat down with Tom Christie, a former Director of Operational Test & Evaluation at the DoD from 2001-2005, to talk about the critical need for realistic combat testing before the Pentagon buys new weapons.