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August 18, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO’s 2016 Summer Reading List



Girl sitting on a lawn reading a good government book like the ones chosen each summer by POGO Summer is coming to an end but there’s still time to reenergize yourself with a book that matters! Take your pick of the latest books on nuclear policy, national security, or government oversight (or in some cases, lack thereof.)

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Whistleblower Protections, Energy and Natural Resources, National Security, Financial Sector, Public Health and Science, Contract Oversight

February 2, 2016

By Jacob Marx

Whistleblowers Call for Inquiry into LANL Employee’s Death



Los Alamos National Lab LANL Nuclear Watch New Mexico and former investigators at a U.S. nuclear weapons lab seek to reopen the case of the death of former Deputy Director for Operations Richard Burick before competition begins on a new lab contract.

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Topics: Government Accountability

November 10, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Energy Lab Commission Appeals for More Trust, Less Oversight



Photo of Securing America's Future Report Cover The recommendations of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories are unlikely to improve governance of DOE's most troubled labs.

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Topics: National Security

February 2, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Time to Downsize America's Bloated Nuclear Weapons Complex



Nuclear Facility Fence The U.S. Nuclear Weapons complex has undergone decades of security accidents, failures and embarrassments. Consolidation of the complex will make the country significantly more safe and secure.

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Topics: National Security

January 20, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Nuclear Lab Whistleblower Case Moves Forward



Los Alamos Lab A whistleblower from the Los Alamos National Laboratory begins mediation with the lab this month in an effort to resolve his claim.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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