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December 3, 2015

By Nicholas Pacifico

Don’t Let the Revolving Door Hit You On the Way Out: DoD IG Jon Rymer Resigns with Little to Show For Himself



Photograph of the Pentagon with an inset photo of Department of Defense Inspector General Jon Rymer DoD IG Rymer has resigned after only two years. His questionable decisions and lack of accomplishments highlight the importance of having good Inspector Generals.

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Topics: Government Accountability

December 3, 2015

By Neil Gordon

DoD Task Force Blew $150 Million on Posh Digs



Photograph of a Task Force villas in Kabul, included in 11/25/15 letter from Special Inspector General John Sopko to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter The Pentagon task force responsible for the $43 million gas station in Afghanistan now stands accused of wasting millions on lavish private housing.

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December 2, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Marines Mishandle Information-Mishandling Case



Test on black background: time and time again... Another example of the double standard within the armed services for infractions regarding classified information.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

December 1, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

This Giving Tuesday, Give to POGO!



#GivingTuesday 2015 Help POGO hold the government accountable this #GivingTuesday.

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November 30, 2015

By David S. Hilzenrath

Drug Problems: European Regulator Investigating Trial Led by FDA Nominee



1950 Photograph of a Physican and patient. European regulator EMA is investigating a clinical trial of the blood thinner Xarelto, which Robert Califf, President Obama’s nominee for FDA commissioner, helped lead.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

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