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April 27, 2016

By Nicholas Pacifico

DoD Proposes Increasing Employee Spending Limits



Credit card money cash spending The DoD recently proposed legislation to increase the micro-purchase threshold from $3,000 to $10,000. Past abuses of purchase cards highlight the risks of increasing this limit.

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 22, 2016

By Danielle Brian

POGO Wins National Journalism Prize for Reporting on FDA



Emergency Room Gurney 120 The Society of Professional Journalists has awarded the Project On Government Oversight a Sigma Delta Chi Award for POGO’s coverage of potentially deadly weaknesses in FDA oversight of prescription drugs.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Public Health and Science

March 28, 2016

By Daniel Van Schooten

Persistent Deficiencies in Compensation for Nuclear Workers



NNSA Nuclear Dismantlement A recent GAO report highlights progress, but also problems, in the implementation of a program that compensates workers who became sick as a result of producing and testing nuclear weapons.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 24, 2016

By David S. Hilzenrath

FDA to Tighten Standards for Blood-Test Devices



Venipuncture Tackling a problem POGO spotlighted, the FDA plans to tighten standards for error-prone blood-testing devices linked to deaths and injuries in patients taking the blood thinner warfarin.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Public Health and Science

March 18, 2016

By Daniel Van Schooten

DHS Took 9 Years to Reject FOIA Request for Katrina Records



New Orleans After a delay of over nine years, POGO finally received a response to a 2006 FOIA request regarding a potential conflict of interest when four massive sole-sourced contracts were awarded without any objective evaluation criteria.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

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Fly Before You Buy: Tom Christie on Realistic Combat Testing

The Project On Government Oversight's Dan Grazier recently sat down with Tom Christie, a former Director of Operational Test & Evaluation at the DoD from 2001-2005, to talk about the critical need for realistic combat testing before the Pentagon buys new weapons.