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January 31, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Take Action to Get a Permanent State Dept. Watchdog



State Department Please take action and urge President Obama to nominate a strong and independent permanent State Department Inspector General today.

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 24, 2013

By Danielle Brian

Oversight Committee Makes Bipartisan Call for Appointment of State Department IG



Government Accountability As the Senate began confirmation hearings of John Kerry to become the next Secretary of State today, senior members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform made a bipartisan call to the President to nominate a State Department Inspector G

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 23, 2013

By Joe Newman

McCaskill: Make Sure We Don't Have Another Benghazi



Sen. McCaskill Sen. Claire McCaskill told reporters she plans to talk to Kerry about embassy security.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 23, 2013

By Adam Zagorin

Lawsuit: Kabul Embassy Guards Told to Lie About Long Hours



Contract Oversight Guards responsible for protecting the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, have often worked 14 to 18 hours per day for six or seven days per week and have been directed to file false time records to avoid revealing that they have exceeded the standard 72-h

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 19, 2012

By Joe Newman

We've Seen This Before: Video of Drunk Security Contractors



Bonfire in Kabul Security Guard Buidling There are lurid parallels between a new investigation of private security contractors drunk in Kabul and a similar POGO investigation three years ago.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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