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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 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

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 21, 2014

Panelists at Urban Institute Discuss the Art of Watchdogging

POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian spoke on a panel at the Urban Institute about the role of government oversight watchdogs.

July 17, 2014

New Brookings Paper Analyzes Government Failure

A new research paper and interactive website produced by the Brookings Institution provide a unique insight into federal government failures since 2001.

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 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 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

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.”

June 24, 2014

Not sharing the wealth in D.C.

The Enumclaw Courier Herald | Rich Elfers

June 18, 2014

Contractor that vetted Snowden gets load of work after paying lobbyists

The Washington Times | Jim McElhatton

Straus Military Reform Project


Read the latest analysis of defense issues

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