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March 31, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Alarming Flip-Flop on Whistleblowers from Senator Harry Reid



Harry Reid So close to his retirement, Senator Harry Reid has displayed a confusing and alarming change of heart towards whistleblowers, recently calling those who alleged he was involved in political wrongdoing "a bunch of whiners."

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

March 31, 2015

By Andre Francisco

This Is How an Investigation Should Be Done



Government Accountability The Senate Finance Committee is showing how a strong, bipartisan investigation can be done even when the topic is highly political.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 30, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Other Areas that Could Use a Little Sun



Capitol Building Although Sunshine Week 2015 is over, there are still so many areas of government that would benefit from increased transparency and openness.

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Topics: Open Government

March 26, 2015

By Neil Gordon

The Few, The Proud, The Small Business Contractors



Marines March at Quantico A new report by the Pentagon’s watchdog found that Marine Corps Base Quantico is not doing enough to ensure that small businesses are getting their fair share of federal contracts.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 26, 2015

By Jacob Marx

The Pentagon’s Wartime Slush Fund



National Security It’s called the Overseas Contingency Operations Account, or OCO, and it’s the Pentagon’s warfighting fund. Or at least it’s supposed to be. Instead, it has become a slush fund for Pentagon programs that have no connection to our war efforts.

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Topics: National Security

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