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August 31, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Army Ordered to Pay KBR’s Legal Expenses



U.S. Soldiers Iraq Water Treatment Chemicals The millions of dollars KBR has spent fighting lawsuits alleging toxic poisoning in Iraq must be reimbursed by taxpayers, according to a ruling by the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 27, 2015

By Neil Gordon

POGO Supports “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Rule



U.S. Civilian Contractors The Project On Government Oversight submitted a public comment supporting a proposed rule implementing an Executive Order for expanded contractor disclosure. We also suggested ways to make the final rule more effective.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 26, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Whistleblowers Rally on Twitter for Congressional Support



Whistleblower whistle A recent Twitter chat led by POGO, the Government Accountability Project, and Public Citizen began a dialogue on the need for whistleblower protections.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

August 25, 2015

By Dan Grazier

Military Reform Begins With Personnel Reform



Brad Carson Undersecretary Defense Personnel Personnel reform is the single most important military reform issue.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

August 25, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

To Safeguard the Military, Congress Must Protect Whistleblowers



U.S. Army Soldiers Salute Far too often, whistleblowers are unfairly punished for their efforts to bring accountability to the armed services, and the systems in place to protect them are completely inadequate.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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