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April 8, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

SIGAR and USAID Clash over Access to Afghan Assessments



Sopko Testimony SIGAR wants USAID to stop stonewalling about failures in Afghanistan reconstruction spending. USAID is protecting information, and some of their justifications are far fetched.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 7, 2014

By Colby Goodman

Growing Concerns Over Deregulation of Arms Export Controls



Helicopter U.S. law enforcement officials are increasingly worried that their efforts to stem the illicit trafficking of U.S. arms could be undermined by an Obama Administration initiative to deregulate export controls.

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Topics: National Security

April 4, 2014

By Emily Binkow

OMB Refuses to Provide Charge Card Policies and Reports



Denied Stamp The Office of Management and Budget denied a recent Project On Government Oversight FOIA request for information related to charge card abuse in government agencies.

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 4, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Hearing Spotlights Afghanistan Corruption and Waste



Oversight in Afghanistan 2014 The $100 billion U.S. reconstruction effort in Afghanistan was on the hot seat on Capitol Hill.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 3, 2014

By Joshua Christensen

The Most Transparent Administration in History? Not So Much…



Classified The White House set a new record on the number of Freedom of Information Act requests it denied or censored.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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