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August 18, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO’s 2016 Summer Reading List



Girl sitting on a lawn reading a good government book like the ones chosen each summer by POGO Summer is coming to an end but there’s still time to reenergize yourself with a book that matters! Take your pick of the latest books on nuclear policy, national security, or government oversight (or in some cases, lack thereof.)

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Whistleblower Protections, Energy and Natural Resources, National Security, Financial Sector, Public Health and Science, Contract Oversight

August 19, 2016

By Lydia Dennett

Foreign Influence Becomes Hot Issue on US Campaign Trail



Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Controversy over former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s ties to Russia, Ukraine, and DC lobbyists highlights problems with the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Meanwhile, the Clinton campaign is dogged by questions about relationships

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Topics: Open Government, National Security

August 18, 2016

By Nicholas Pacifico

POGO: DHS Should Follow Justice Dept., End Reliance on Private Prisons



Prison cells The Department of Homeland Security should follow the Justice Department’s lead and shut down its network of private prisons.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

August 12, 2016

By Lexi Curnin

DOT Turns to POGO Data for Contractor Cost Corroboration



Department of Transportation 50th Anniversary Seal The Department of Transportation noted the high cost of service contractors in a recent rule and cited data from a POGO report on the subject to support the agency’s cost analysis.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

August 12, 2016

By David S. Hilzenrath

UPDATE: DOJ Subpoenas Maker of Faulty Blood Testing Devices Spotlighted by POGO



Picture of a drop of blood on thumb. Alere Inc., maker of faulty INRatio blood testing devices, said it has received a Justice Department subpoena for records related to the devices’ accuracy and “interactions with the FDA.”

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Topics: Government Accountability, Public Health and Science

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