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February 24, 2016

By Ari Goldberg

POGO Disappointed by Senate Confirmation of New FDA Head



FDA pills hand The Project on Government Oversight (POGO) is disappointed by today’s Senate vote confirming the appointment of Dr. Robert Califf as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Topics: Public Health and Science

February 17, 2016

By Neil Gordon

False Profits: Air Force Contractors Reap Taxpayer-Funded Windfall



F-15 Robins Air Force Base 120 The U.S. Air Force might have paid contractors tens of millions of dollars in unwarranted profits, according to a new report by the Department of Defense Inspector General.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 11, 2016

By Mandy Smithberger

Pentagon’s 2017 Budget is Mardi Gras for Defense Contractors



Mardigras with Defense Contractors The Department of Defense's proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 continues a tradition of war-spending budget gimmicks and funding over-priced weapon programs like the F-35.

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Topics: National Security

February 10, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Divided Loyalty: Financial Industry Fights To Keep Its Interests Ahead of Investors'



IRA Retirement Taxes Calculator 120 It took almost six years, but the government is set to issue a rule that will increase transparency and accountability in financial advice given to retirement savers.

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Topics: Financial Sector, Contract Oversight

February 10, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO Urges Senate to Oppose Obama’s FDA Nominee



FDA Documents Overlay 120 The Project On Government Oversight urged the Senate to oppose Dr. Robert Califf, President Obama's nominee to head of the Food and Drug Administration.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

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