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May 20, 2015
Bloomberg has reviewed an email in which Melanie Nussdorf, a former Department of Labor (DOL) lawyer who now represents Credit Suisse, repeated “thank you” 600 times in an email to DOL after getting a favorable response from her former agency.
May 19, 2015
The secretive Senate Armed Services Committee vote to hold debate on the National Defense Authorization Act in a closed session broke more rules than originally thought.
Topics: Open Government
May 18, 2015
Last week, three nuclear protesters from Transform Now Plowshares were released from prison.
Topics: National Security
May 15, 2015
POGO opposes a new plan to scrap pricing protections and rely instead on prices previously paid by the government. The plan would essentially lock the government into buying commercially available goods at government prices rather genuine market prices.
Topics: Contract Oversight
May 14, 2015
Lynne Halbrooks, a former acting Inspector General at the Department of Defense, has managed to spin through the revolving door and secure a job with a major law firm that represents one of the top contractors overseen by her former agency.
Topics: Government Accountability
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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.