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November 23, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Senate Probing Possible Reprisal Against DoD Task Force Whistleblower



The photograph shows the pumps at the CNG filling station constructed by TFBSO in Sheberghan, Afghanistan. The Pentagon task force responsible for the $43 million gas station in Afghanistan is in the news again, this time over claims by its former chief that he is the victim of whistleblower retaliation.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 20, 2015

By David S. Hilzenrath

Drug Problems: Duke Reassessing Data From Trial Led By FDA Nominee



Robert Califf FDA The Duke Clinical Research Institute is reassessing data from a clinical trial of Xarelto that FDA nominee Robert Califf helped lead.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

November 19, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO Talks Whistleblower Support to Senate VA Committee



Photo of Elizabeth Hempowicz testifying on Whistleblower Protections POGO testified at a Senate hearing on the VA Patient Protection Act, and weighed in on the importance of whistleblower protections at the VA.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

November 19, 2015

By Dan Grazier

The JLENS: A Soaring Beacon for Military Reform



Photo of Aerostat being moored at Aberdeen Proving Grounds The military balloon floating freely over rural Pennsylvania drew a great deal of attention to a flawed weapons program. A closer look demonstrates that problems with the JLENS program are systemic and hardly unique.

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Topics: National Security

November 12, 2015

By David S. Hilzenrath

Drug Problems: Nominee to Head FDA Led Clinical Trial FDA Faulted



Robert Califf FDA Robert Califf, President Obama’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration, helped lead a clinical trial that was sharply criticized by FDA reviewers and outside advisors.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

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