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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

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

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