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October 21, 2016

By Daniel Van Schooten

Whistleblower Alleges Culture of Intimidation at DCAA



Graphic Image of a Whistleblower with a target on her back. J. Kirk McGill, a highly qualified auditor, was forced out of the Defense Contract Audit Agency after refusing to sign a whitewashed audit.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections, Contract Oversight

October 14, 2016

By Halle Zander

Fossil Fuels Dodge the Law: What We’ve Done About it and What We Must Do



President Obama Signs Dodd Frank Dodd-Frank requires oil, gas, and coal companies to be more transparent; the Securities and Exchange Commission has finally implemented rules to enforce the law after years of effective resistance from the companies. Looking forward, Congress must also ens

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

October 14, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Intelligence Watchdog Finds Contractor Abuses



Typing on a computer Newly released investigative files of the Intelligence Community Inspector General detail egregious behavior—including millions of dollars in fraudulent labor charges—by contractor employees working on highly classified programs and operations.

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Topics: National Security, Contract Oversight

October 13, 2016

By Daniel Van Schooten

POGO Comments on VA Rule Helping Some Camp Lejeune Vets



Toxic Sign POGO welcomes a new VA rule and the benefits it will bring to veterans affected by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. However, we are concerned about several factors that may unnecessarily limit the rule’s impact.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security, Public Health and Science

October 12, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Transparency Efforts Expand in Public Natural Resource Management



The US Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative webpage The United States joined the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in 2011, but it needs to continue prioritizing transparency, especially regarding natural gas. POGO recently published the top five public natural resource reforms accomplished in t

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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