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November 10, 2014

By Adam Zagorin

SEAL Team 6 Veterans Face Flak While Former SecDef Skates



Leon Panetta SEAL Team 6 veterans Matt Bissonnette and the SEAL known as the “Shooter” are facing a backlash from the military over going public with their accounts about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, but former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is reportedly rece

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Topics: National Security

November 10, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Maersk Settles Alleged Contract Fraud for $8.7M



Maersk Ship Danish shipping giant Maersk pays $8.7 million to settle claim of defrauding the U.S. government on a contract to supply the military in Afghanistan.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 7, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Acquisition Reform Seems More Like Industry Wish List



Contract Oversight Acquisition reform is a hot buzz phrase, but the latest proposal by the New Democrat Coalition reads like a contracting lobbyist's talking points. Contracting improvements are needed, but the government shouldn't invite contractors to run the store and gut

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 6, 2014

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Last Week in FOIA—Exploring Solutions to Today’s Problems



Open Government Last week was a busy one for FOIA advocates, and POGO offers a short roundup of some of the events that took place.

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Topics: Open Government

November 4, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

POGO Stands by Fired U.S. Air Marshal Robert MacLean



Robert MacLean This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the Department of Homeland Security vs. Robert MacLean. The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is proud to be one of several organizations that has filed an amicus brief in support of Robert MacLe

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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