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January 7, 2016

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Is the U.S. Embassy in Kabul the next Benghazi?



Kabul Afghanistan Camp Sullivan Gates Exclusive photos and eyewitness accounts of new attack raises concerns (again) about safety of U.S. embassy in Afghanistan.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

December 3, 2015

By Nicholas Pacifico

Don’t Let the Revolving Door Hit You On the Way Out: DoD IG Jon Rymer Resigns with Little to Show For Himself



Photograph of the Pentagon with an inset photo of Department of Defense Inspector General Jon Rymer DoD IG Rymer has resigned after only two years. His questionable decisions and lack of accomplishments highlight the importance of having good Inspector Generals.

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Topics: Government Accountability

November 12, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Big Pharma, Oil Dominate List of Federal Contractors Most Penalized for Misconduct



Photograph of Prescription Drugs on Twenty Dollar Bills For the first time since the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) began tracking misconduct by the largest federal contractors, pharmaceutical and oil companies make up the top five highest penalized companies in POGO’s annual update.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Public Health and Science, Contract Oversight

November 6, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Legislation Aims to Fix Bad OLC Decision that Stymies IGs



Department of Justice Sign POGO supports the bipartisan Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2015.

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Topics: Government Accountability

November 2, 2015

By Neil Gordon

DoD Pays Premium for Gas Station in Afghanistan



The photograph shows the pumps at the CNG filling station constructed by TFBSO in Sheberghan, Afghanistan. The Pentagon won't explain why it spent nearly $43 million to build a gas station in Afghanistan that shouldn't have cost more than $500,000.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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