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July 29, 2014

By POGO Guest Blogger

When the Administration Asks Itself to Declassify



Classified In preparing a recent report, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board demonstrated an unusual mode of declassification. In this case, the process was remarkably productive, and it may offer a precedent for future declassification efforts.

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Topics: Open Government

July 28, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

U.S. Efforts to Standup Afghan Air Force Still Falling Down



C-130 Congress and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction are recommending that the Pentagon halt transfers of additional C-130s because current aircraft are not being fully utilized.

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Topics: National Security

July 28, 2014

By Michelle Li

House Committee Investigating Commerce IG Todd Zinser



Todd Zinser The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is conducting a bipartisan investigation into allegations that Department of Commerce Inspector General Todd Zinser has failed to discipline two of his closest aides, who were found to have intimidated employees that they perceived to be potential whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

July 28, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

This is Terrifying: Why Isn’t Anyone Worried?



John Oliver on Nukes Sometimes, the federal government’s failures are so extreme that the situation becomes laughable. Last night, comedian John Oliver listed case after case of mismanagement in the U.S. nuclear program on his television show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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Topics: National Security

July 24, 2014

By Neil Gordon

U.S. Using Unsafe Burn Pit in Afghanistan—Again



Burn Pit The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction found unsafe and illegal solid waste disposal practices at Shindand Airbase.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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