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November 12, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

Retired Army Lt. Col. Daniel Davis: Protect Military Whistleblowers



Photograph of Danny Davis In a Veterans’ Day OpEd, Center for Defense Information Military Advisory Board member Lt. Col. Daniel Davis USA (ret.) argues that we must do more to protect whistleblowers in the military.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, National Security

November 12, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

DOJ Keeps Government Blind to CIA’s Secret Prison Program



Screenshot of the CIA Report cover to US Senate on Torture DOJ refuses to read the Senate's extensive Torture Report on CIA's counterterrorism initiatives post 9/11, advising federal employees to do the same in order to prevent claims for public access.

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Topics: Open Government

November 12, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Big Pharma, Oil Dominate List of Federal Contractors Most Penalized for Misconduct



Photograph of Prescription Drugs on Twenty Dollar Bills For the first time since the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) began tracking misconduct by the largest federal contractors, pharmaceutical and oil companies make up the top five highest penalized companies in POGO’s annual update.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Public Health and Science, Contract Oversight

November 12, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Key Trends in POGO’s Revamped Contractor Misconduct Database



FCMD Contractor Logos Energy companies, drug manufacturers, and military hardware suppliers dominate the list of wrongdoers profiled in POGO's upgraded Federal Contractor Misconduct Database.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 10, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Energy Lab Commission Appeals for More Trust, Less Oversight



Photo of Securing America's Future Report Cover The recommendations of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories are unlikely to improve governance of DOE's most troubled labs.

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Topics: National Security

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