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March 15, 2012

By Andrew Wyner

SUNSHINE WEEK: Revolving Regulators at the CFTC



Financial Oversight As part of Sunshine Week, a national initiative to highlight the importance of open government and freedom of information, POGO is releasing a host records obtained by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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Topics: Financial Sector, Open Government

August 23, 2012

By Neil Gordon

Lawsuit Alleges "The Most Trusted Name in Polling" Violated the Public Trust



Contract Oversight The Department of Justice has joined a whistleblower lawsuit accusing opinion polling services company The Gallup Organization of committing a multi-million dollar fraud on contracts with the U.S. Mint, the State Department, and other federal agencies.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 11, 2012

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

A Few Surprise Smiles from HASC for Accountability in Defense Contracting



scott amey Each year, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)--the massive defense spending bill--becomes an omnibus contracting bill of sorts. Generally, stand-alone contracting bills aren’t sexy enough for hearings or committee passage, so many of those bills

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Topics: National Security

May 22, 2012

By Dana Liebelson

7 Types of Government Information that Would Benefit from Springtime Sunshine



dana liebelson Here in the District, spring is in the air! Rock Creek Park is abloom, the tourists are out on the Mall, there are mile-long lines to the food trucks, and the sun is shining. At POGO, when we see sunshine, we can't help but consider one of our favorite iss

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Topics: Contract Oversight, Energy and Natural Resources, National Security

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

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