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April 25, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Another Former Lockheed Employee Takes Key Senate job



National Security Another former Hill staffer with Lockheed Martin on their resume will fill the job of Republican staff director for the Senate Armed Services Committee, according to an article in ProPublica.

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Topics: National Security

October 24, 2012

By Andre Francisco

New Podcast: The Foreign Policy Auction



The Foreign Policy Auction with Ben Freeman The Foreign Policy Auction looks at the countries seeking to influence U.S. foreign policy and the D.C. lobbying firms they hire to do the work for them.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 26, 2012

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Ex Lockheed Lobbyist Now in Key Defense Oversight Role



Revolving Door A former executive and lobbyist for defense contractor Lockheed Martin has been appointed to one of the most powerful posts on Capitol Hill overseeing the defense industry.

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Topics: National Security

May 24, 2012

By Andrew Wyner

Lobbyists Call for Lobbying Reform



POGO recently sat down with Howard Marlowe, president of the American League of Lobbyists (ALL), to discuss ALL's recommendations for reforming the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (LDA). ALL's proposed reforms would force more lobbyists to disclose their lobbying activities and attempt to close many loopholes that continue to plague lobbying registration.

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Topics: Open Government

June 16, 2011

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Senate Tackles Obama's Contractor Political Spending Disclosure EO



President Obama's contractor political spending Executive Order (EO) isn't out yet, but that's not preventing Congress from heading it off at the pass. The House approved the National Defense Authorization bill (H.R. 1540), which includes a provision (Sect

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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