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June 18, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

High-Speed Trading Cop Used to Represent Wall Street Giants



Financial Oversight A senior regulatory official tasked with policing U.S. financial markets and high-speed trading used to represent firms with a major stake in the government’s oversight of those matters, according to an ethics disclosure form obtained by the Project On Gov

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Topics: Financial Sector

June 18, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Senators Press Defense Secretary on KBR Litigation



Contract Oversight Three senators are demanding answers from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel about a long-running legal battle between KBR and National Guardsmen who claim the company exposed them to toxic chemicals in Iraq.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 13, 2014

By Danielle Brian

We Won't Reveal Our Sources



whistleblowers2 You may have seen that the VA’s Inspector General has issued a subpoena to POGO demanding we turn over the names of all VA whistleblowers who have contacted us in the last month. Under no circumstances does POGO plan to release any information that would c

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 12, 2014

By Joe Newman

POGO Wins Journalism Prizes



Contract Oversight The Project On Government Oversight won prizes Tuesday for business journalism and investigative reporting. The Dateline Awards were conferred by the Society of Professional Journalists’ Washington, D.C., chapter.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 11, 2014

By POGO Guest Blogger

Government Demands Whistleblower Organization’s Encrypted Files



VA Oversight Press Conference The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) in-house watchdog has demanded that the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) turn over all information it has collected related to abuses and mismanagement at VA medical facilities, according to a subpoena deliver

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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The Congressional Management Foundation offers the Gold Mouse Awards annually to members of Congress who make the most of the opportunity the digital world offers them. POGO spoke with members of Rep. Mike Honda's communications team about their award.