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August 21, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Charles Lewis’ New Book Looks at the Lies Your President Told You and Other Mistruths



Chuck Lewis Charles Lewis’ new book, 935 Lies—The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity, expands upon a Center for Public Integrity project that tracked the number of false statements that the President George W. Bush administration told in the two-year build up to the war in Iraq.

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Topics: National Security

August 20, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Should Contractor FOIA Objections be Labeled?



Open Government Improvements to FOIA are moving through Congress, and one additional change is needed--the public should be informed when contractors object to the release of information to the public.

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Topics: Open Government

August 19, 2014

By Neil Gordon

DynCorp Sued for Overcharging Anti-Terrorism Program



Contract Oversight Last week, the public learned that DynCorp International is being sued for defrauding the Army on a narco-terrorism contract, the same contract on which a Pentagon audit found over $100 million in improper charges.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 18, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Investigative Reporter Dan Moldea Comes Clean in ‘Confessions of a Guerrilla Writer’



Dan Moldea Investigative reporter Dan Moldea has had a decorated, if not controversial, career as a muckraker. His book, Confessions of a Guerrilla Writer, is one part memoir and one part history lesson.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 15, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

DOE Labs Commission Holds First Meeting



Los Alamos Lab A commission created by Congress last year to review the effectiveness of the nation’s 17 energy laboratories held its first meeting in mid-July.

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Topics: National Security

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