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October 15, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

POGO Speaks at National Government Ethics Summit



MIchael Smallberg's OGE speech POGO investigator Michael Smallberg was a featured speaker at the National Government Ethics Summit hosted by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics last month. He spoke to more than 300 senior ethics officials about the revolving door and "regulatory captur

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 9, 2014

By David S. Hilzenrath

Inspector General’s Role in Secret Service Scandal has Familiar Ring



Secret Service Allegations that an inspector general probe into the Secret Service prostitution scandal was subverted and its findings suppressed to protect the Obama Administration from political fallout have a ring of déjà vu.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 6, 2014

By David S. Hilzenrath

One Man's Nightmarish Journey Through the Troubled VA



Photograph of Steven Massong Army veteran Steven P. Massong's nightmare began after a routine procedure at a VA hospital in 2005 led to the amputations of his right foot and scrotum. In the nine years since, he has been lost in a bureaucratic quagmire trying to get the disability bene

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 22, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Post Office Regulator Gives Voice to Public Interest



Ruth Goldway The chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission thinks there’s something special about her agency- and she’s hoping other federal regulators will think so too and follow its lead.

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 19, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Report Finds Pentagon’s Real Estate Inventory Incomplete, Incorrect and Inconsistent



FOB Leatherneck The Department of Defense has no idea what’s going on in more than half the properties it owns and it has no plans to figure that information out, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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Podcast; Social Media, Internet Provides Opportunities, Challenges for Lawmakers

The Congressional Management Foundation offers the Gold Mouse Awards annually to members of Congress who make the most of the opportunity the digital world offers them. POGO spoke with members of Rep. Mike Honda's communications team about their award.