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November 1, 2016

By Halle Zander

Watchdog Group Slams NRC Over Pilgrim Hearing



Nuclear Facility Fence The Nuclear Regulatory Commission won’t hold a hearing with local activists about a lack of critical safety equipment at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

October 31, 2016

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

ICE Quietly Moving in to Take Over DOJ’s Private Prisons



Prison cells Instead of halting new contracts while it reviews whether or not to continue using private detention centers, ICE moves in on one of Bureau of Prisons’ newly vacant private prisons.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

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

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