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June 27, 2013

By Jana Persky

Obama Nominates Watchdog for Defense Department



National Security After more than 18 months without one, the Pentagon may soon have a permanent inspector general (IG) after President Barack Obama nominated Jon Rymer for the job last Friday.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 5, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Unreleased: Probe Finds CIA Honcho Disclosed Top Secret Info to Hollywood



Zero Dark Thirty In a new article, POGO revealed a previously unreleased Defense Department Inspector General’s office report that says former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta disclosed top secret information at an event attended by a Hollywood executive working on the movie

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 1, 2012

By Neil Gordon

McCaskill, Webb Introduce Wartime Contracting Legislation that Could Save Taxpayers Billions



Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Jim Webb (D-VA) have introduced the Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012 (S. 2139), a bill that will greatly enhance transparency, sustainability, and accountability in overseas contingency operation

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Topics: Contract Oversight, Open Government

May 4, 2012

By Jake Wiens

Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Poses a Daunting Challenge for Homeland Security's Acting Inspector General



Jake Wiens Following news that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s Office of Inspector General (OIG) plans to be more directly involved in investigating the Secret Service prostitution scandal, some have concluded that Members of Congress--several of whom did

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 13, 2012

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Budget Breakdown: Rolling Analysis of Obama's FY 2013 Budget



The White House Today, POGO will be offering rolling analysis of President Obama's Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 budget. The budget is a blueprint for the initiatives the President would fund if he was unconstrained by Congress.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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