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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

October 29, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Time to Retire the “Hastert Rule” and Return to Order



2012 Photograph of Congressman Ryan after being introduced as New Speaker of the House Paul Ryan should retire the "Hastert Rule" and lead the House of Representatives back to a place where genuine debate guides the legislating process.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 19, 2015

By Sean Moulton

Congress Adds Insult to 9/11 Injuries



9/11 Dust Debris Firefighters Congress lets funding for 9/11 medical assistance for first responders expire, which is just the latest in a series of poor government actions around health and safety issues surrounding the 9/11 attacks.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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