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October 16, 2015

By Daniel Van Schooten

U.S. Embraces Conditional Aid for Afghanistan



John Sopko SIGAR Speech Beginning to impose conditions on our aid to Afghanistan may help incentivize systemic changes within the Afghan government, especially in the areas of sexual abuse prevention and anti-corruption.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 15, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Who’s Ripping Off the Government Now? The Government!



GSA IT GSA Profit The General Services Administration charges other agencies fees when they use GSA-established contracts. Those fees have provided a slush fund to GSA that exceeds $1 billion.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 7, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Not Only Foolish, It's Fiscally Irresponsible



Plutonium The Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility is over budget, behind schedule, and doesn't have a single customers so why is Congress still funding this billion-dollar boondoggle?

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

September 30, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO’s Center for Defense Information Names New Military Advisory Board



Aerial shot of the Pentagon (Photo: Flickr / Rudiriet) POGO's Center for Defense Information, one of the nation’s leading advocates for Pentagon reform, announced today it has created a new advisory board of former military officers who will help guide its mission.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

September 15, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

DoD IG Has Sinking Review of Navy Pay System



Navy Office Records Files The Department of Defense isn't auditable, but can it be when the Navy has a faulty contract payment system?

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Topics: Government Accountability

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