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March 31, 2014

By Christine Anderson

Cancer Study on Camp Lejeune Mired in Controversy



Toxic Sign The release of a mortality study showing higher death rates for victims of water contamination at Camp Lejeune sparked controversy over cancer incidence within the affected population. Meanwhile, the CDC agency director responsible for the studies resigned

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 31, 2014

By David S. Hilzenrath

Help Us Investigate Prosecutorial Misconduct



Gavel POGO is continuing to examine how the Justice Department handles allegations of prosecutorial misconduct. If you can shed light on the subject, please email us at investigations@pogo.org, and please put “OPR” in the subject line.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 28, 2014

By Neil Gordon

GAO: Noncompetitive Contracts Need Stronger Oversight



GAO Urgency Graph According to a new GAO report, the government needs to improve oversight of the billions spent each year for goods and services on an urgency basis.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 27, 2014

By Emily Binkow

EPA Fails to Monitor Its Purchase Card Spending



Credit Card A recent report by the Office of the Inspector General for the Environmental Protection Agency found abuse of the EPA's purchase cards and significant problems with the agency's system for ensuring that charge cards are not misused.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 25, 2014

By Adam Zagorin

Intelligence Official Cited for “Unauthorized Disclosure” to Congress: Oversight on the Rocks



Zero Dark Thirty Just over a year ago, an official at the Defense Department gave congressional oversight committees a document that had the potential to embarrass the Secretary of Defense and the Pentagon’s Office of Inspector General.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

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