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July 8, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Thousands of Petitioners Tell Inspector General to Back Off Demand for POGO’s Whistleblower Records



Veterans Affairs Seal More than 18,500 people have signed a petition asking the Inspector General (IG) at the Department of Veterans Affairs to drop its demand for the names of whistleblowers who have contacted the Project On Government Oversight (POGO). POGO delivered the peti

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 7, 2014

By Christine Anderson

Some Hope for Camp Lejeune



Camp Lejeune Post Office Following a wrong-minded Supreme Court decision affecting victims of toxic waste, the North Carolina legislature took steps to clarify laws that offer hope for Camp Lejeune water contamination victims and countless others.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 24, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Senator’s Report on VA Hospitals Explores Widespread Problems



Veterans Affairs Seal A new report based on a year-long investigation of the VA healthcare system suggests that problems go far beyond improper scheduling practices.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 12, 2014

By Joe Newman

POGO Wins Journalism Prizes



Contract Oversight The Project On Government Oversight won prizes Tuesday for business journalism and investigative reporting. The Dateline Awards were conferred by the Society of Professional Journalists’ Washington, D.C., chapter.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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

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The Congressional Management Foundation offers the Gold Mouse Awards annually to members of Congress who make the most of the opportunity the digital world offers them. POGO spoke with members of Rep. Mike Honda's communications team about their award.