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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

February 10, 2012

By Neil Gordon

Booz Allen Suspension: A Successful Failure



POGO has learned more details about the Air Force's proposed debarment of Booz Allen Hamilton's San Antonio office. This new information raises a troubling prospect about the revolving door between government and private contractors. Namely, that stopping its abuses often isn’t as easy as it seems.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 5, 2012

By Neil Gordon

Two Former Watchdogs Ring in the New Year on the Other Side of the Revolving Door



The Revolving Door Welcome to another episode of "As the Washington Revolving Door Turns." The two latest ex-government officials to land jobs with private companies formerly served as very high-profile watchdogs of those companies.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 19, 2011

By Michael Smallberg

GAO Raises Serious Concerns about Conflicts of Interest and Inadequate Transparency at Federal Reserve Banks



Financial Oversight The professional and financial ties between the directors of the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks and Fed-supervised firms have created a "reputational risk" for the Federal Reserve System, and the Reserve Banks have not given the public access to key gov

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Topics: Open Government, Financial Sector

May 10, 2010

By Mandy Smithberger

IG Warned Congress About Failures of MMS, Interior



Energy and Natural Resources In 2006 then-Interior Department Inspector General Earl Devaney gave Congress numerous explicit signs when he described the culture at the Department of the Interior as one that "sustains managerial irresponsibility and a lack of accountability.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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