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December 14, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Nuclear Weapons Complex Misconduct by the Numbers



NNSA Nuclear Dismantlement POGO's recently re-launched Federal Contractor Misconduct Database sheds new light on waste, fraud, and abuse by nuclear weapons complex contractors.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 10, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

How the System Went After a War Hero



Jason Amerine Testimony The U.S. Army treated an American hero like a criminal for speaking to a Member of Congress about the government’s dysfunctional hostage recovery program.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

December 9, 2015

By David S. Hilzenrath

Leaders of Xarelto Clinical Trial Reaffirm Conclusions



Blood Sample Scientist Lab After reviewing a clinical trial of the blood thinner Xarelto to see if defective testing devices affected the results, leaders of the trial reaffirm their original conclusions.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

December 9, 2015

By Daniel Van Schooten

New York Times Reveals a Revolving Door in Housing Finance



Department of Housing and Urban Development Building The revolving door in housing finance begs the question of whether some officials ever stop working for banks.

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Topics: Financial Sector

December 8, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Drawing a Bead on Contractor Misconduct



L-3 Communications EOTech military police gun Last month's announcement that defense contractor L-3 Communications will pay over $25 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit for selling defective gun sights left us with mixed feelings.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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