Skip to Main Content

The (POGO) Blog

March 13, 2017

By Nick Schwellenbach

Trump’s Trademarks Pose Ethics Challenge for the Executive Branch



Trump President Trump has trademark litigation before an executive branch panel—these judges ultimately work for Trump. Can they neutrally preside over a case involving him?

Continue Reading Trump’s Trademarks Pose Ethics Challenge for the Executive Branch

Topics: Government Accountability

March 10, 2017

By Ari Goldberg

POGO Powers Up for Sunshine Week



Sunshine streaming down on the U.S. Capitol building POGO goes big on Sunshine Week with a series of events drawing attention to the importance of making government information accessible to the public.

Continue Reading POGO Powers Up for Sunshine Week

Topics: Open Government

March 9, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Congress Passes Rollback of Contractor Accountability Measure



Close-up of businessman in suit holding helmet and building project Congress passed a resolution blocking new contractor fair pay and workplace safety measures. This is disappointing in light of reports by Senator Warren and others, which have highlighted labor violations by federal contractors.

Continue Reading Congress Passes Rollback of Contractor Accountability Measure

Topics: Contract Oversight

March 7, 2017

By Daniel Van Schooten

Govt Watchdog Finds Flaws in Implementation of Contractor Whistleblower Law



Whistleblower Retaliation Lineup: Men in suits lined up facing a wall, their shadows elongated in front of them. One of the men's outlines is shaped like a whistle Whistleblower protections for federal contractors have been inconsistently implemented, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Continue Reading Govt Watchdog Finds Flaws in Implementation of Contractor Whistleblower Law

Topics: Whistleblower Protections

March 6, 2017

By Mark Thompson

Military Industrial Circus: What I’ve learned covering the military for 40 years



President Donald J. Trump passes through the ceremonial rainbow sideboys upon his departure from the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford In his inaugural column, Mark Thompson, national security analyst for the CDI Straus Military Reform Project, talks about covering the military. "Scant public interest yields ceaseless wars to nowhere."

Continue Reading Military Industrial Circus: What I’ve learned covering the military for 40 years

Topics: National Security

Items 31 - 35 of 100  Previous12345678910Next

Browse POGOBlog by Topic

POGO on Facebook

POGOBlog Contributors

See All Blog Contributors