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November 16, 2016

By Danielle Brian

Admiral La Rocque Leaves Legacy of Challenging the Military-Industrial Complex



Admiral Gene La Rocque On October 31st former Center for Defense Information President and Co-Founder Admiral Gene La Rocque passed away. The Project On Government Oversight is proud to carry on his legacy of challenging the military-industrial complex.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

October 14, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Intelligence Watchdog Finds Contractor Abuses



Typing on a computer Newly released investigative files of the Intelligence Community Inspector General detail egregious behavior—including millions of dollars in fraudulent labor charges—by contractor employees working on highly classified programs and operations.

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Topics: National Security, Contract Oversight

October 13, 2016

By Daniel Van Schooten

POGO Comments on VA Rule Helping Some Camp Lejeune Vets



Toxic Sign POGO welcomes a new VA rule and the benefits it will bring to veterans affected by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. However, we are concerned about several factors that may unnecessarily limit the rule’s impact.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security, Public Health and Science

September 26, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Intelligence Community Encouraging Speaking Truth to Power



Office building corridor, lit darkly, with men talking in presumably hushed tones In a new initiative to incentivize certain kinds of whistleblowing, the U.S. intelligence community announced a new awards program for reporting wrongdoing through appropriate channels. This commitment to encouraging whistleblowing is much welcomed after t

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, National Security

September 20, 2016

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Busting the Myth of Whistleblower Protections for IC Contractors



Edward Snowden Wired Magazine Cover on News Stand 8/2014 by Mike Mozart on Flickr There is one undeniable fact surrounding Snowden’s circumstances that has been misreported by Congress and the Executive Branch far too many times: the Intelligence Community (IC) contractor would have had almost no protections had he come forward through proper channels.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, National Security

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