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February 3, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Could Post Offices Become Public Banks?



US Post Office Last week, the office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service released a report with an out-of-the-box suggestion that would produce $8.9 billion in new annual profits: Turning the Post Office into a bank, with savings accounts, loans and debit

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 30, 2014

By Christine Anderson

Aid Flows Despite Corruption Concerns in Afghanistan



Afghanistan A recent SIGAR report finds that Afghan ministries entrusted with direct assistance from USAID are at high risk of corruption, a fact that USAID doesn't want the American public to know.

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 8, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Recent Watchdog Reports Call into Question V-22 Safety



V-22 Recent DoD IG reports raise concerns about the readiness of V-22s being deployed.

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Topics: National Security

December 20, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Three Strikes Against Waste Disposal in Afghanistan



Incinerators For the third time this year, the Afghanistan reconstruction watchdog found wasteful, possibly life-threatening, waste incineration practices on U.S. bases in Afghanistan.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 15, 2013

By Joe Newman

Gen. Who Intimidated Whistleblowers Not Fit to Oversee Army’s Sexual Assault Policy



Gen. Patton Allegations that an Army general intimidated whistleblowers while on a NATO deployment in Afghanistan make him unfit for his current job of overseeing the Pentagon’s sexual assault policy, the Project On Government Oversight said Friday in a letter to Secr

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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