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September 9, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Federal Spending Watchdog Pulls the Plug on DUNS



Contract Oversight As of October 1, you will no longer be able to track the billions of dollars spent on the economic stimulus and the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 5, 2014

By Andre Francisco

POGO's Danielle Brian Talks Secret Laws, Transparency Reform



Danielle Brian on CSPAN POGO's Danielle Brian was recently on C-SPAN to talk about the wave of government reforms that followed the Watergate scandal. Here we've collected some of the best clips from her interview.

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 4, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

Watchdogs Publish More Information on Whistleblower Rights



USAID Ombudsman Last week, POGO raised concerns that some federal watchdogs were not posting enough information online for agency employees who have questions about blowing the whistle. We’re happy to report that a few watchdog offices are now taking steps to remedy the s

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

August 29, 2014

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

POGO Joins in Asking FCC to Reform Radio Political Ad Info



Money Exchanging Hands POGO joins 10 other groups asking the FCC to require radio stations to post political ad spending information to an online database.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 26, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

Watchdogs and Whistleblowers: A Progress Report



IG Ombudsman Many federal watchdogs have posted clear and comprehensive information about whistleblower protection ombudsmen on their websites, according to a review by the Project On Government Oversight. However, several watchdogs—most notably the Inspectors General at the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Agency for International Development—have done little to publicize their ombudsmen online, and may be missing an important opportunity to inform agency employees of their whistleblower rights.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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The Congressional Management Foundation offers the Gold Mouse Awards annually to members of Congress who make the most of the opportunity the digital world offers them. POGO spoke with members of Rep. Mike Honda's communications team about their award.