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June 11, 2014

By POGO Guest Blogger

Government Demands Whistleblower Organization’s Encrypted Files



VA Oversight Press Conference The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) in-house watchdog has demanded that the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) turn over all information it has collected related to abuses and mismanagement at VA medical facilities, according to a subpoena deliver

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 10, 2014

By Neil Gordon

United Technologies and the Pentagon: History Repeats



Contract Oversight A new report by the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) paints a troubling picture of the Pentagon’s decades-long relationship with one of its top contractors, United Technologies. At best, it indicates some fine-tuning is needed in defense co

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 10, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

VA Audit Finds ‘Leadership Failure’



Veterans Affairs Seal At least 57,000 veterans nationwide have experienced wait times of 90 days or more for their first medical appointments, according to an audit of 731 VA hospitals and clinics released Monday by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 9, 2014

By Joe Newman

VA Inspector General Issues Subpoena for POGO Whistleblower Records: POGO Says No



Veterans Affairs Seal The Department of Veterans Affairs’ in-house watchdog has demanded that the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) turn over all information it has collected related to abuses and mismanagement at VA medical facilities, according to a subpoena delivered to

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 6, 2014

By Colby Goodman

More than F-16 Bolts: A Problematic Ruse on Export Reform



F-16 Since the launch of its Export Control Reform Initiative in 2010, the Obama Administration has often highlighted the need to reduce export controls on military parts such as M1A1 tank brake pads, F-16 fighter bolts, or urine bags in military aircraft. Now some are pushing for less scrutiny on exports.

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Topics: National Security

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