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March 18, 2016
After a delay of over nine years, POGO finally received a response to a 2006 FOIA request regarding a potential conflict of interest when four massive sole-sourced contracts were awarded without any objective evaluation criteria.
March 15, 2016
Recent studies by the European Medicines Agency and a team based at Duke University dismissed concerns that malfunctioning testing devices compromised a clinical trial of the blood thinner Xarelto, but each of those studies leaves questions.
Topics: Public Health and Science
March 15, 2016
By Justin Rood
A bipartisan group of experts are pointing out a dirty secret of the legislative branch: its penchant for funding new agencies and programs far outpaces its investment in staff to oversee all of it.
Topics: Government Accountability
March 14, 2016
In a letter to the President, Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner put the VA's Office of the Inspector General in the spotlight over how it failed to fully investigate allegations of secret wait lists for mental health patients.
March 11, 2016
By Sean Moulton
A new bill introduced in Congress would require that Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports be posted online by the Government Printing Office so the public would finally have easy, free access to the informative materials.
Topics: Open Government
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Fly Before You Buy: Tom Christie on Realistic Combat Testing
The Project On Government Oversight's Dan Grazier recently sat down with Tom Christie, a former Director of Operational Test & Evaluation at the DoD from 2001-2005, to talk about the critical need for realistic combat testing before the Pentagon buys new weapons.