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December 3, 2015

By Neil Gordon

DoD Task Force Blew $150 Million on Posh Digs



Photograph of a Task Force villas in Kabul, included in 11/25/15 letter from Special Inspector General John Sopko to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter The Pentagon task force responsible for the $43 million gas station in Afghanistan now stands accused of wasting millions on lavish private housing.

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December 2, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Marines Mishandle Information-Mishandling Case



Test on black background: time and time again... Another example of the double standard within the armed services for infractions regarding classified information.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

December 1, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

This Giving Tuesday, Give to POGO!



#GivingTuesday 2015 Help POGO hold the government accountable this #GivingTuesday.

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November 30, 2015

By David S. Hilzenrath

Drug Problems: European Regulator Investigating Trial Led by FDA Nominee



1950 Photograph of a Physican and patient. European regulator EMA is investigating a clinical trial of the blood thinner Xarelto, which Robert Califf, President Obama’s nominee for FDA commissioner, helped lead.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

November 23, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Duke Reassessing Data From Clinical Trial Led By FDA Nominee Califf



Photograph of Duke Clinical Research Institute The clinical trial that was the basis for FDA approval of the blood thinner Xarelto for cardiac patients used a line of testing devices that was the subject of two FDA warning letters before the trial began and an FDA recall notice after the trial ended, a

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Topics: Public Health and Science

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Fly Before You Buy: Tom Christie on Realistic Combat Testing

The Project On Government Oversight's Dan Grazier recently sat down with Tom Christie, a former Director of Operational Test & Evaluation at the DoD from 2001-2005, to talk about the critical need for realistic combat testing before the Pentagon buys new weapons.