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June 17, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Is the Pentagon Crying Wolf over Its Budget?



Aerial shot of the Pentagon (Photo: Flickr / Rudiriet) Recent reports from the CRS and GAO raise questions about the Pentagon's response to sequestration.

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Topics: National Security

June 17, 2015

By Lyndle Berryhill

ICYMI: Big News for Inspectors General (But Where’s the VA IG?)



Danielle Brian testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee There have been several important developments since the Project On Government Oversight’s Danielle Brian testified at a June 3 hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Inspector General vacancies and threats to IG independence.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 16, 2015

By Joe Newman

Open Government Expert Joins POGO; Will Develop Transparency Guide for Next President



Sean Moulton Sean Moulton, who has worked on open government issues for more than a decade, has joined the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), where he will lead efforts to collaboratively develop a “blueprint” the next president can use to build a more open and ac

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Topics: Open Government

June 12, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

Congressional Watchdog Confirms Weapon-Testing Benefits



Screenshot of the DOT & E Logo The most recent report by the Government Accountability Office confirms the benefits of weapon testing and proves just how wrong industry critics are about the alleged costs and delays caused by independent, realistic weapons testing.

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Topics: National Security

June 11, 2015

By Danielle Brian

POGO Stands by Army Whistleblower Lt. Col. Jason Amerine



Screenshot of Lt. Colonel Jason Luke Amerine Lt. Col. Jason Amerine, who his today testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee, is being retaliated against for making protected whistleblower disclosures to House Armed Services committee member Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) regarding dysfunctions in recovering American hostages, including Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. POGO stands by Lt. Col. Amerine and urges Congress to expand protections for all military whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, National Security

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