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January 8, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria Contract Spending Revisited



Puerto Rican National Guard patrols San Juan Much has changed since POGO last crunched the numbers on the federal government’s outlays on contracts responding to last year’s hurricanes. For one thing, Pentagon spending data is starting to trickle in.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 2, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Federal Fraud Recoveries Decline in Fiscal Year 2017



A gavel, calculator, and hundred dollar bills pictured next to an invoice. The Justice Department announced it recovered $3.7 billion in civil fraud and false claims cases in fiscal year 2017—nearly one-quarter less than the previous year.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 21, 2017

By Danielle Brian

Keeping the Independence of the Special Counsel: The President Should Support—Not Interfere With—Investigations Into His Administration



Robert Mueller Attempting to influence or shut down the Special Counsel, an authorized, independent law enforcement investigation, undermines a cornerstone foundation upon which America was built: that we are a nation based on laws, not merely subjective decisions of se

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

December 20, 2017

By Jake Laperruque

Despite Years of Recommendations, Government Still Rewards Bad Policies for Body Cameras



Body camera If body cameras are to live up to their potential as an oversight mechanism meant to check abuse, rules need to be in place providing public access to body camera footage in a way that ensures accountability.

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Topics: Government Accountability

December 20, 2017

By Nicholas Trevino

17 of Our Favorite Stories from 2017



F-35s aircraft maintenance tarmac The Project On Government Oversight shares some of our favorite articles and blog posts to mark the end of the year.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

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