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August 29, 2014

POGO Joins in Asking FCC to Reform Radio Political Ad Info

POGO joins 10 other groups asking the FCC to require radio stations to post political ad spending information to an online database.

August 26, 2014

Another Take on FOIA Objections by Contractors

Openness expert responds to a POGO blog; details his cautious approach when he objected to the release of government information for client.

August 26, 2014

Watchdogs and Whistleblowers: A Progress Report

Many federal watchdogs have posted clear and comprehensive information about whistleblower protection ombudsmen on their websites, according to a review by the Project On Government Oversight. However, several watchdogs—most notably the Inspectors General at the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Agency for International Development—have done little to publicize their ombudsmen online, and may be missing an important opportunity to inform agency employees of their whistleblower rights.

August 25, 2014

No More Excuses for Failing to Downblend

If the government sped up dismantlement and highly enriched uranium downblending efforts, the United States and the world would be a safer place—and the government might make a few (million) dollars, too.

August 25, 2014

Billions of Dollars in Federal Spending Not Reported

A June report from the Government Accountability Office reveals that federal agencies underreported $619 billion in grants and other federal assistance spending during FY 2012 to the website.

August 14, 2014

Public Interest Groups Call for CIA Director to Resign

A coalition of public interest groups called for CIA Director John Brennan’s resignation Tuesday, citing abuses of power that include obstructing and spying on a Senate committee that was looking into the agency’s use of torture.

August 14, 2014

Probe Finds Army General Obstructed Official Investigation—Once Again

The Pentagon Inspector General has found that a two-star general obstructed an investigation into widespread fraud and patient abuse at a U.S.-funded hospital in Afghanistan, according to a report published today at

August 13, 2014

“Stay in Your F---ing Lane”

A controversial top Army officer, Major General Gary S. Patton, has just been cited for the second time in less than a year for obstructing an official probe into horrific conditions at a U.S.-funded hospital in Afghanistan.

August 13, 2014

DOD Inspector General Report on Ex-DARPA Director Highlights Weak Ethical Oversight

Today, the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General released its report highlighting ethics violations by Regina Dugan, former director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The report was prompted by the Project On Government Oversight, which had expressed concerns about Ms. Dugans business dealings.

August 12, 2014

POGO joins Group Calling for CIA Director Brennan's Resignation

We are writing to express our grave concern about recently confirmed actions by CIA employees under the leadership of Director of Central Intelligence John Brennan, and to urge you to request Mr. Brennan’s resignation.

August 19, 2014

US Army general accused -- again -- of obstructing probe of grisly Afghan hospital

Fox News; Politics | Barnini Chakraborty

August 15, 2014

White House reverses policy on lobbyists

FSRNl; Free Speech Radio News | Ashley Westerman

August 13, 2014

IG: Former DARPA head promoted own company, violating rules

Navy Times | Andrew Tilghman

August 10, 2014

What Obama’s new executive order means for federal contractors

The Washington Post | Amrita Jayakumar

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