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February 9, 2016

By Lydia Dennett

Radioactive Pork Finally on the Chopping Block



MOX Savannah River Site Aerial An internal memo obtained by the Project On Government Oversight shows that the Department of Energy is shifting focus away from the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX).

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

February 4, 2016

By David S. Hilzenrath

FDA Nominee Califf Gave Questionable Answers to Senate



Robert Califf FDA Nomination Hearing Robert Califf, a former Duke University researcher who is awaiting Senate confirmation as FDA commissioner, gave questionable answers to the Senate about the independence of clinical trials conducted for drug companies.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

February 3, 2016

By Neil Gordon

New Rule Increases Scrutiny of Deadbeat and Felon Contractors



Federal Taxes Money Pay to the Order of POGO supports a new rule requiring federal agencies to more rigorously screen felon and tax-delinquent companies that bid on contracts.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 2, 2016

By Jacob Marx

Whistleblowers Call for Inquiry into LANL Employee’s Death



Los Alamos National Lab LANL Nuclear Watch New Mexico and former investigators at a U.S. nuclear weapons lab seek to reopen the case of the death of former Deputy Director for Operations Richard Burick before competition begins on a new lab contract.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 1, 2016

By David S. Hilzenrath

New Cloud over Clinical Trial Led by FDA Nominee



Robert Califf FDA A court filing in litigation over the blood thinner Xarelto casts a new cloud over a clinical trial co-chaired by Robert Califf, who President Obama has nominated to be FDA commissioner.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

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