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March 14, 2016

By Daniel Van Schooten

VA Inspector General Confronted over Feeble Investigations



Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington DC In a letter to the President, Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner put the VA's Office of the Inspector General in the spotlight over how it failed to fully investigate allegations of secret wait lists for mental health patients.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

February 9, 2016

By Lydia Dennett

Radioactive Pork Finally on the Chopping Block



MOX Savannah River Site Aerial An internal memo obtained by the Project On Government Oversight shows that the Department of Energy is shifting focus away from the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX).

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

February 2, 2016

By Jacob Marx

Whistleblowers Call for Inquiry into LANL Employee’s Death



Los Alamos National Lab LANL Nuclear Watch New Mexico and former investigators at a U.S. nuclear weapons lab seek to reopen the case of the death of former Deputy Director for Operations Richard Burick before competition begins on a new lab contract.

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 25, 2016

By Mandy Smithberger

New York Times: Sticking Points Bedevil F-35 Jet



Danielle Brian Retro Report NYT F35 A recent video from The New York Times and Retro Report features POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian explaining how the Pentagon's largest procurement program went wrong.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security, Contract Oversight

January 22, 2016

By Sean Moulton

Government Ending Contractor ID Monopoly



USA Spending Federal Contracts Grants To track the recipients of taxpayer dollars, the government has been paying millions each year to rent a system from the private sector. But that monopoly may soon be ending.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

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