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October 9, 2014

By David S. Hilzenrath

Inspector General’s Role in Secret Service Scandal has Familiar Ring



Secret Service Allegations that an inspector general probe into the Secret Service prostitution scandal was subverted and its findings suppressed to protect the Obama Administration from political fallout have a ring of déjà vu.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 8, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

POGO Sends Letter Questioning Mission of Nuclear Facility



UPF Today the Project On Government Oversight sent a letter to Congress questioning the continued funding of the multibillion-dollar Uranium Processing Facility, and requesting an independent study to justify the mission of this proposed nuclear facility.

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Topics: National Security

October 8, 2014

By Andre Francisco

Solving the Problem of Uniquely Identifying Federal Contractors



Contract Oversight This morning, the Project On Government Oversight’s Scott Amey went on Federal News Radio to discuss the problem with relying on a private company to track federal spending and how an over-reliance on contractors could put the federal government at risk.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 6, 2014

By David S. Hilzenrath

One Man's Nightmarish Journey Through the Troubled VA



Photograph of Steven Massong Army veteran Steven P. Massong's nightmare began after a routine procedure at a VA hospital in 2005 led to the amputations of his right foot and scrotum. In the nine years since, he has been lost in a bureaucratic quagmire trying to get the disability bene

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 2, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

POGO Briefs the Supreme Court Supporting MacLean



MacLean, Boven and Devine testify before Congress, September 2014, Photo by Linda Lewis This week, the Project On Government Oversight submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court supporting Robert MacLean, who blew the whistle on a cost-cutting measure that would have removed air marshals from long-distance flights when the government was aware of a looming terrorist hijacking plot.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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