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February 1, 2018

By Jake Laperruque

With #ReleaseTheMemo, Nunes Hopes You Won’t Understand FISA



Surveillance Cameras FISA, a highly complex law, has two provisions particularly relevant to the Nunes memo and the hypocrisy surrounding the Republicans’ sudden concern about it.

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Topics: Open Government, National Security

January 31, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Justice Department Plan to Weed Out “Frivolous” Whistleblower Cases May Do More Harm than Good



Whistleblower retaliation target This month, the Department of Justice formally issued its new policy of more aggressively seeking to throw out False Claims Act lawsuits it deems “frivolous” or “meritless.” POGO explains why this is a bad idea.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 30, 2018

By Daniel Van Schooten

U.S. a Haven for Global Corruption Profits, Panelists Say



Danielle Brian speaking at a panel, Democracy Defenders in Dialogue Foreign corruption is a problem enabled by American laws, banks, and other institutions. U.S. journalists need to partner with peers in other countries to connect the dots.

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Topics: Financial Sector

January 30, 2018

By Andrew Bergman

Scott Pruitt to Testify Today: Here Are POGO’s Most Pressing Questions



Scott Pruitt EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will testify today in front of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. POGO hopes for thorough answers about EPA accountability.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Public Health and Science, Contract Oversight

January 26, 2018

By Neil Gordon

The Dark Side of the “World’s Most Admired” Companies



Two-faced businessmen spit out money Don’t let Fortune magazine’s ranking of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” fool you—most of those companies have long rap sheets and paid millions of dollars in fines, penalties, and out-of-court settlements for an assortment of misconduct.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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