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February 2, 2016

By Jacob Marx

Whistleblowers Call for Inquiry into LANL Employee’s Death



Los Alamos National Lab LANL Nuclear Watch New Mexico and former investigators at a U.S. nuclear weapons lab seek to reopen the case of the death of former Deputy Director for Operations Richard Burick before competition begins on a new lab contract.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 1, 2016

By David S. Hilzenrath

New Cloud over Clinical Trial Led by FDA Nominee



Robert Califf FDA A court filing in litigation over the blood thinner Xarelto casts a new cloud over a clinical trial co-chaired by Robert Califf, who President Obama has nominated to be FDA commissioner.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

January 28, 2016

By Mia Steinle

Are Taxpayers Being Shortchanged from Natural Resources Revenue?



Eiti event At a roundtable public discussion sponsored by the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) and Taxpayers for Common Sense, Ali Zaidi, Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy, and Science Programs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said, “

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

January 29, 2016

By Neil Gordon

More Troubles for Whistleblower Thomas Tamm



Photograph of Thomas Tamm and Danielle Brian The federal government hounded Thomas Tamm for years after he exposed the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping. Now, the District of Columbia wants to take his law license away for blowing the whistle.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

January 27, 2016

By Dan Grazier

The Pentagon’s Pricey Culture of Mediocrity



The military’s current personnel policies contributes to bloated Pentagon budgets and ineffective weapons programs.

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Topics: National Security

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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.