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August 3, 2018

By Bonnie Goldstein

Paper Cuts: Thunderbolt of Journalism Reveals TSA “Quiet Skies” Surveillance Program



Collage of TSA agents, passports, commercial airlines, and passengers loading onto an airplane. TSA documents describe a program that allows sky marshals to secretly monitor behavior of unsuspecting airplane passengers who have done nothing wrong.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

August 3, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Bad Contracting Decision Comes Back to Haunt Pentagon



War Dogs Pentagon The Pentagon is still suffering the consequences of hiring Efraim Diveroli, the Miami Beach military supplier whose exploits landed him in prison and inspired the film War Dogs. He recently won a long-running dispute with the government over canceled contr

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Topics: National Security, Contract Oversight

August 1, 2018

By Rebecca Jones

New Report Confirms Whistleblower Retaliation is Alive and Well at Department of Veterans Affairs



A blue whistle against a black backdrop. A new GAO report confirms POGO’s fears that the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protections lacks adequate independence.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Whistleblower Protections

July 25, 2018

By Jake Laperruque

Explaining Secret Surveillance



Surveillance camera Americans are dangerously vulnerable to unchecked FISA surveillance, but the discussion of the Carter Page warrant misses the real problem.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

July 24, 2018

By Bonnie Goldstein

Paper Cuts: From Russia with Love



From Russia with love The Justice Department’s charging documents on Russian election interference read like a real-life spy novel.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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