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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

February 9, 2012

By Jake Wiens

New Keystone XL Pipeline Report: IG Vacancy Certain to Raise Credibility Questions



POGO has obtained the Special Review of the Keystone XL Pipeline conducted by the State Department Office of Inspector General, which is due to be made public tomorrow. An early report by Politico said the review found “no evidence of conflict of interest,

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Topics: Government Accountability

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

September 1, 2011

By Mandy Smithberger

Billion Dollar Contract Slips Under DCAA's Radar



More bad news about the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). Despite promises that DCAA is improving management, Pratap Chatterjee at Corp Watch reports that DCAA had missed a billion dollar contract for translators for the U.S. military until they were a

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 15, 2009

By Danielle Brian

Lessons Learned from Obama's Removal of CNCS Inspector General



On Friday, we blogged about the President's removal of Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Inspector General Gerald Walpin. As I learn more about this case, I'm realizing there are a few "teachable moments."

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Topics: Government Accountability

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