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June 10, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

VA Audit Finds ‘Leadership Failure’



Veterans Affairs Seal At least 57,000 veterans nationwide have experienced wait times of 90 days or more for their first medical appointments, according to an audit of 731 VA hospitals and clinics released Monday by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 9, 2014

By Joe Newman

VA Inspector General Issues Subpoena for POGO Whistleblower Records: POGO Says No



Veterans Affairs Seal The Department of Veterans Affairs’ in-house watchdog has demanded that the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) turn over all information it has collected related to abuses and mismanagement at VA medical facilities, according to a subpoena delivered to

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Topics: Government Accountability

May 28, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

VA IG Confirms Phoenix Hospital Lied about Wait Times



Veterans Affairs Seal An internal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) watchdog confirmed allegations today of falsified records at VA healthcare facilities, and in one case, discovered that veterans were waiting 91 days longer for care than the facility was reporting.

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Topics: Government Accountability

May 21, 2014

By Neil Gordon

FOUO? Phooey!



Open Government The Pentagon's Inspector General is using the "for official use only" information label to bury findings of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement in defense programs.

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Topics: Government Accountability

May 15, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

POGO, IAVA Urge VA Whistleblowers to Report Problems at VAOversight.org



VA Oversight Press Conference To help hold the VA accountable and find solutions to the systemic problems, the Project On Government Oversight has partnered with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) to launch VAOversight.org.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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