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January 20, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

POGO to FDA on Conflicts of Interest: Disclose Them!



Drug and FDA Issues POGO once again reaches out to the FDA to ask the agency to make public any potential financial conflicts of interests of its advisers.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

January 20, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Nuclear Lab Whistleblower Case Moves Forward



Los Alamos Lab A whistleblower from the Los Alamos National Laboratory begins mediation with the lab this month in an effort to resolve his claim.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

January 16, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

POGO to Launch Congressional Subpoena Rule Database



Government Accountability POGO’s Congressional Oversight Initiative has begun to create an online database of each committee's and subcommittee’s subpoena and deposition rules, and is reaching out to congressional staff for opinions on how these rules help or hinder bipartisan coop

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 15, 2015

By Michael Smallberg

New Disclosures Highlight Ashton Carter’s Ties to Investors



Ashton Carter Ashton Carter, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, received $20,000 last year from one of the top consulting firms offering political intelligence to investors, according to a new ethics disclosure.

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 15, 2015

By Joe Newman

Former Congressional National Security Staffer to Lead POGO’s Military Reform Project



Mandy Smithberger Mandy Smithberger, a former national security policy adviser to U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), has joined the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) where she will direct the Straus Military Reform Project

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Topics: National Security

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