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October 27, 2016

By Halle Zander

A Right to “Know” or a Right to “No”: A War for Information



Panelists examining Congressional-Executive Branch Struggle Over Access to Information The Constitution Project and the Levin Center highlighted the intricacies of information access between the executive and legislative branches in a two-panel event.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

October 21, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Congress Needs More Transparency to Reduce Industry Influence



Congress Industries can buy influence in Congress legally by funding Congressional fellowships. A POGO investigation finds there is very little oversight of Congressional fellowship programs on the Senate side and none on the House side.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 21, 2016

By Daniel Van Schooten

Whistleblower Alleges Culture of Intimidation at DCAA



Graphic Image of a Whistleblower with a target on her back. J. Kirk McGill, a highly qualified auditor, was forced out of the Defense Contract Audit Agency after refusing to sign a whitewashed audit.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections, Contract Oversight

October 13, 2016

By Daniel Van Schooten

POGO Comments on VA Rule Helping Some Camp Lejeune Vets



Toxic Sign POGO welcomes a new VA rule and the benefits it will bring to veterans affected by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. However, we are concerned about several factors that may unnecessarily limit the rule’s impact.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security, Public Health and Science

October 5, 2016

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

GSA Learns Lessons from Lost Recovery Board Data



GSA Building 120 The General Services Administration announced a new contract with Dun & Bradstreet to provide the government with data on contractors, grantees, and other recipients of federal funds. This deal ensures that any future changes in the way those receiving

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

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