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March 13, 2014

By Joe Newman

Report Finds Prosecutorial Misconduct and Secrecy at Justice Department



Gavel Over the last 12 years, hundreds of federal prosecutors and other Department of Justice (DOJ) employees have been involved in professional misconduct, including misleading courts, withholding evidence that could have helped defendants, abusing their power and violating constitutional rights.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 12, 2014

By Joe Newman

CIA Should be Held Accountable for Interference with Senate Committee’s Work



Capitol Surveillance President Obama should declassify a U.S. Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices and end any attempts by the CIA to obstruct congressional oversight, a coalition of groups said today in a letter to the president.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

March 11, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Report Shows Continued Growth in Suspensions and Debarments



Debarment Graph Federal agencies are increasingly relying on suspension and debarment to protect taxpayers from fraud, waste and abuse, according to a new report.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 7, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

More Fantasy Budgeting From the Pentagon



P-8 Poseidon This week's Pentagon budget request sets the stage for more fantasy budgeting and gimmickry.

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Topics: National Security

March 7, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Federal Contracting Hearing Leaves Unanswered Questions



Claire McCaskill Thursday's Senate subcommittee hearing on the government's contractor performance and integrity databases left the public with many unanswered questions, but Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is totally on the case.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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