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October 30, 2014

49 Organizations Call on Congress to Restore Whistleblower Rights for Intelligence Contractors

Whistleblower Protections

Congress should quickly restore whistleblower rights for government contractors who work in the intelligence community, 49 ideologically diverse organizations and the Make It Safe Coalition told lawmakers in a letter today.

October 30, 2014

DoD IG Pledges to Better Protect Contractor Whistleblowers

National Security

The Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General (IG) responded positively to a bipartisan Hill letter inquiring about a recent decision by his office that seemed to undermine contractor whistleblower protections.

October 30, 2014

KBR Iraq Fraud Case Gets to Supreme Court

Supreme Court

A nearly decade-old whistleblower lawsuit alleging KBR defrauded the government and provided contaminated water in Iraq hangs in the balance at the U.S. Supreme Court.

October 28, 2014

FBI Proposes Changes to Whistleblower Protections

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The DOJ recently released a comprehensive—albeit imperfect—list of recommendations for improved whistleblower protections in the FBI.

October 28, 2014

No News on the Uranium Processing Facility May Be Good News

UPF

The Government Accountability Office released its fourth report on the proposed Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) at the Y-12 nuclear complex, and indicates that alternatives to this multi-billion-dollar boondoggle are finally being explored.

October 30, 2014

49 Organizations Call on Congress to Restore Whistleblower Rights for Intelligence Contractors

Congress should quickly restore whistleblower rights for government contractors who work in the intelligence community (IC), 49 ideologically diverse organizations and the Make It Safe Coalition told lawmakers in a letter today.

October 17, 2014

POGO Supports ARB's Burden of Proof Standard

POGO applauds the Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board decision in Fordham v. Fannie Mae. This decision is vital to sustain the legal burdens of proof that have defined modern whistleblower law.

October 16, 2014

Bipartisan Coalition Sends Letter to Armed Services With Final NDAA Recommendations

As you prepare for final, bicameral consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015, the undersigned groups appreciate your consideration of the following recommendations. Doing so will help the Department of Defense save valuable resources in an era of budgetary constraint.

October 8, 2014

POGO Requests Independent Study to Determine Need For Nuclear Facility

The Project On Government Oversight is concerned about the rising cost of the proposed Uranium Processing Facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex and requests an independent study to determine exactly what capacity will be required of the mutibillion-dollar facility.

October 6, 2014

System Failure

Army veteran Steven P. Massong's nightmare began after a routine procedure at a VA hospital in 2005 led to the amputations of his right foot and scrotum. In the nine years since, he has been lost in a bureaucratic quagmire trying to get the disability benefits he seeks.

October 19, 2014

VA morale low, but actions by new boss could change things

The Washington Post | Federal Eye | By Joe Davidson

October 11, 2014

Sunlight is better than darkness

The Hill; Congress Blog | By POGO's Michael Smallberg

October 9, 2014

Why Everyone is Lobbying on the F-35 Fighter Jet

In The Capital; http://inthecapital.streetwise.co | By Tess VandenDolder

October 9, 2014

U.S. Air Force probed for scrapping costly planes bought for Afghans

Reuters | By Andrea Shalal

Straus Military Reform Project


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