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January 17, 2018

By Nicholas Trevino

Majority of Americans Believe Govt Does Bad Job Fighting Corruption



Danielle Brian Speaking at Transparency International's US Corruption Barometer 2017 event. POGO’s Executive Director, Danielle Brian, spoke on a panel about Americans’ growing fears about government corruption during Transparency International’s release of the 2017 U.S. Corruption Barometer.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

January 10, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Audit Finds Pentagon Task Force Squandered Millions, Had Few Successes



SIGAR abandoned goat farm A Pentagon office that spent $675 million on economic development projects in Afghanistan was rife with waste and achieved “mixed results,” according to an audit report released this week by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security, Contract Oversight

December 21, 2017

By Danielle Brian

Keeping the Independence of the Special Counsel: The President Should Support—Not Interfere With—Investigations Into His Administration



Robert Mueller Attempting to influence or shut down the Special Counsel, an authorized, independent law enforcement investigation, undermines a cornerstone foundation upon which America was built: that we are a nation based on laws, not merely subjective decisions of se

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

December 20, 2017

By Jake Laperruque

Despite Years of Recommendations, Government Still Rewards Bad Policies for Body Cameras



Body camera If body cameras are to live up to their potential as an oversight mechanism meant to check abuse, rules need to be in place providing public access to body camera footage in a way that ensures accountability.

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Topics: Government Accountability

December 20, 2017

By Nicholas Trevino

17 of Our Favorite Stories from 2017



F-35s aircraft maintenance tarmac The Project On Government Oversight shares some of our favorite articles and blog posts to mark the end of the year.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

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