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December 4, 2017

By Neil Gordon

White House Considering Privatized Spy Networks



CIA Director Mike Pompeo The Trump administration is reportedly mulling plans to put a private company in charge of conducting a variety of covert intelligence and counterterrorism activities. We explain why this is a bad idea.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 19, 2017

By Daniel Van Schooten

Senators Quote POGO Article in CIA IG Confirmation Hearing



CIA Inspector General Confirmation Hearing The Project On Government Oversight’s investigative work was on full display at yesterday’s Senate confirmation hearing for Central Intelligence Agency Inspector General nominee Christopher Sharpley, who currently occupies that position in an acting capaci

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 14, 2017

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Intelligence Committee Signals Concern for Whistleblowers: Will it Lead to Action?



US Air Force intelligence analysts The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence recently signaled a growing concern “about the level of protection afforded to whistleblowers within the IC and the level of insight congressional committees have into their disclosures.”

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

January 18, 2017

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Open Government Comes to CIA: Agency Posts Millions of Declassified Docs



Hands typing on laptop keyboard from public domain The Central Intelligence Agency made available online a searchable database containing millions of declassified pages in response to a lawsuit by MuckRock.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

October 14, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Intelligence Watchdog Finds Contractor Abuses



Typing on a computer Newly released investigative files of the Intelligence Community Inspector General detail egregious behavior—including millions of dollars in fraudulent labor charges—by contractor employees working on highly classified programs and operations.

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Topics: National Security, Contract Oversight

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