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June 7, 2018

By Rebecca Jones

Patient Advocates Get Big Funding from Big Pharma



Two people meet Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced legislation compelling patient advocacy groups to report funding they receive from pharmaceutical companies. This added transparency will give the public a new lens through which to view actions of these groups.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

June 5, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Tech Giants Play the DC Influence Game to Win Pentagon Cloud Deal



Pentagon cloud tech giants The companies vying for the Defense Department’s massive, winner-take-all JEDI cloud contract are sparing no expense when it comes to spreading influence around Washington.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 1, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Congress Taking Aim at Waste and Fraud



Money gavel Last week, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced legislation that takes aim at the billions of dollars in improper payments made annually by federal agencies. The “Payment Integrity Information Act of 2018” would update and strengthen current laws that

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 1, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Recommendations for Disaster Response and Recovery



Operation Blue Roof The 2017 disasters were tragic, but they provide an opportunity to learn how to better prepare for future disasters. Here is a rundown of recent POGO blogs, articles, and testimony on the topic.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

May 29, 2018

By Christine Ostrosky

The Difference Between Law and Justice



Mickey Edwards On May 13, POGO Board Member and former Member of Congress Mickey Edwards addressed the graduating class of the Oklahoma City University School of Law, encouraging the graduates to evaluate just and unjust laws with compassion.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Justice System

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