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November 12, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Key Trends in POGO’s Revamped Contractor Misconduct Database



FCMD Contractor Logos Energy companies, drug manufacturers, and military hardware suppliers dominate the list of wrongdoers profiled in POGO's upgraded Federal Contractor Misconduct Database.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 10, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Energy Lab Commission Appeals for More Trust, Less Oversight



Photo of Securing America's Future Report Cover The recommendations of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories are unlikely to improve governance of DOE's most troubled labs.

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Topics: National Security

November 6, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Legislation Aims to Fix Bad OLC Decision that Stymies IGs



Department of Justice Sign POGO supports the bipartisan Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2015.

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Topics: Government Accountability

November 3, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

NAP Causes Irritability Among Civil Society Groups



White House National Action Plan 2015 The White House's National Action Plan is filled with many promises, but lacks details and misses opportunities.

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Topics: Open Government

November 2, 2015

By Neil Gordon

DoD Pays Premium for Gas Station in Afghanistan



The photograph shows the pumps at the CNG filling station constructed by TFBSO in Sheberghan, Afghanistan. The Pentagon won't explain why it spent nearly $43 million to build a gas station in Afghanistan that shouldn't have cost more than $500,000.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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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.