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August 24, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Lockheed Gets Off Far Too Easy for Illegal Lobbying



Sandia National Laboratories Sign Lockheed Martin has been fined over $750 million for contract mismanagement in the last decade, but continues to show little regard for the rules.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

August 24, 2015

By Jacob Marx

NNSA: Not Our Fault if Nuclear Weapons Labs Catch Fire



Firefighters Fire Suppression A new report from the Department of Energy says old fire suppressions systems could be putting nuclear weapons facilities at risk of fire or explosion.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

August 19, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Former CRS Researcher Calls for Public Access



Library of Congress Card Catalogs Concerns about making Congressional Research Service reports public are unfounded according to former CRS employee.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 18, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Bipartisan Boot Camp Helps Congressional Staff Sharpen Oversight Skills



Congressional Oversight Boot Camp Attendee Writing Current Hill staffers honed investigative skills by working in bipartisan groups at the Congressional Oversight Boot Camp, as reported by National Journal.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 17, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Groups Hold Boot Camp to Improve Congressional Oversight



Congressional Oversight Boot Camp POGO, the Levin Center, and The Lugar Center conducted the first Congressional Oversight Boot Camp to teach Hill staffers techniques and best practices for conducting effective bipartisan oversight.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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