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July 24, 2014

Whistleblowers 'Hung Out to Dry'

NPR reporter David Welna profiled two of those whistleblowers, Bill Binney and Thomas Drake, for Morning Edition this week. He also spoke to POGO’s executive director about the complicated politics of whistleblower protections.

July 24, 2014

U.S. Using Unsafe Burn Pit in Afghanistan—Again

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction found unsafe and illegal solid waste disposal practices at Shindand Airbase.

July 22, 2014

President Obama Must Seek Resignation of NRC’s Magwood

POGO wrote to President Obama urging him to seek NRC Commissioner William Magwood's immediate resignation in light of the Commissioner's acceptance of the head job for a pro-industry association. Magwood has stated his intent to stay on at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for an undisclosed amount of time. His new job begins in September.

July 22, 2014

New Analysis on Old Reports of Nuclear Risk

The risk of a catastrophe from nuclear weapons is far above any acceptable level, according to the analysis of a previously-unreleased report from 1957.

July 22, 2014

Official Gets Waiver to Oversee Obamacare Contractor

A veteran of the health insurance industry has been granted a waiver to oversee his former company while he plays a leading role in the government’s efforts to implement Obamacare.

July 21, 2014

Interim Director in Charge of Arizona VA Put Whistleblower on Leave

POGO’s letter to Acting Secretary Gibson sets forth recommendations to “demonstrate an agency-wide commitment to changing this culture of fear, bullying, and retaliation.”

July 21, 2014

POGO Letter to VA Secretary About VA Employees' Claims of Fear and Retaliation

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees told the Project On Government Oversight that they have faced retaliation for blowing the whistle on problems, and many said a toxic culture discourages VA employees from openly expressing dissent.

July 21, 2014

POGO and Partners Urge SEC to Strengthen Whistleblower Program

We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our concern for the widespread and growing problem of retaliatory conduct against corporate whistleblowers. Not merely a threat to public policy, retaliation of this nature has a deleterious effect on corporate culture and growth. And, ultimately, such conduct undermines the force and efficacy of the SEC Whistleblower Program.

July 21, 2014

Fear and Retaliation at the VA

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees told the Project On Government Oversight that they have faced retaliation for blowing the whistle on problems, and many said a toxic culture discourages VA employees from openly expressing dissent.

July 21, 2014

POGO calls on President Obama to seek resignation of NRC Commissioner Magwood

We are writing to highlight Nuclear Regulatory Commission Commissioner William Magwood’s glaring conflict of interest and urge you to seek his immediate resignation.

July 16, 2014

Sink or swim time for Trident subs

The World-Herald via Omaha.com | Steve Liewer and Joseph Morton

Straus Military Reform Project


Read the latest analysis of defense issues

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