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June 10, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Government Charge Cards Still Being Abused



Gambling at a casino table Government charge card spending abuses are reoccurring, and records obtained by POGO show that the problem is worse than imagined.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 10, 2015

By POGO Staff

POGO Honored for Coverage of VA Scandal, Prosecutorial Misconduct, Revolving Door



Michael Smallberg, David Hilzenrath, and Lydia Dennett at the 2015 SPJDC Chapter Awards POGO won five awards for excellence in journalism Tuesday from the Society of Professional Journalists D.C. Chapter, making it the biggest winner when the 2015 awards were announced at the National Press Club.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

June 9, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

Navy Officials May Have Illegally Lobbied on Sub Fund



Photo of Rear Admiral Joseph Tofalo Navy efforts to establish an off-budget Sea-Based Deterrence Fund may have included illegal grassroots lobbying by Navy leadership to garner congressional support. POGO sent a letter to the GAO asking them to investigate remarks made by Admiral John Richar

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Topics: National Security

June 8, 2015

By Michael Smallberg

POGO Asks President Obama to Replace SEC Chair Mary Jo White



Mary Jo White The revolving door between industry and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has irreparably undermined the tenure of SEC Chair Mary Jo White, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) said today in a letter asking President Obama to replace her.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Financial Sector

June 8, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Retired Four-Star Defends Post’s A-10 Treason Comments



Air Force General Roger Brady According to the former commander of U.S. Air Force Europe, whistleblowers should "depart service."

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

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