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July 20, 2015

By Meg Lentz

From Battlefield to Boardroom: Facilitating the DoD Revolving Door



U.S. Army soldier hands his business card to a man in a suit The Project On Government Oversight has learned of a new avenue the private sector is using to facilitate the revolving door between the Department of Defense (DoD) and defense contractors.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 15, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

10 Books You Should Be Reading This Summer



POGO interns reading in a park in Washington, DC POGO's summer reading list is here! We're featuring some of the top non-fiction books published in the last year, looking at everything from high-tech threats to our democracy to deceptive political language.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

July 15, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

‘Kill Chain’ Highlights Uncertainty in Use of Military Drones



Predator drone operators at Camp Anaconda, Iraq Andrew Cockburn’s latest book, Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins, is a well-researched takedown of the U.S. drone program, which includes a look at the civilian deaths caused by drones.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

July 14, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Public Outcry Protects Open Gov Against Backroom Legislation



Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin Bipartisan protest demanded the removal of anti-transparency language from Wisconsin's state budget bill.

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Topics: Open Government

July 13, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

USAID’s Partner Vetting System: Controversial but Necessary



Photo of US Aid in Action The United States Agency for International Development’s Partner Vetting System isn't without controversy, but it is possible to find the right balance to ensure taxpayer dollars don't go to terrorists.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

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