The (POGO) Blog
July 19, 2017
House leadership used a procedural gimmick to block an amendment offered by Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) in order to avoid an up or down vote to authorize our current wars.
Topics: National Security
July 13, 2017
The Trump Administration has rightly criticized several bad provisions in the House NDAA bill including funding the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, blocking Base Realignment and Closure, misusing the Overseas Contingency Operations fund, and limitin
June 20, 2017
A new law lets contractors hire their own auditors, despite history that shows it can come at the expense of independent oversight.
Topics: Contract Oversight
November 30, 2016
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 no longer contains a provision that would strip the public of its ability to obtain information regarding Pentagon operations under the Freedom of Information Act.
Topics: Open Government
September 20, 2016
There is one undeniable fact surrounding Snowden’s circumstances that has been misreported by Congress and the Executive Branch far too many times: the Intelligence Community (IC) contractor would have had almost no protections had he come forward through proper channels.