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July 28, 2014

This is Terrifying: Why Isn’t Anyone Worried?

Sometimes, the federal government’s failures are so extreme that the situation becomes laughable. Last night, comedian John Oliver listed case after case of mismanagement in the U.S. nuclear program on his television show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

July 28, 2014

U.S. Efforts to Standup Afghan Air Force Still Falling Down

Congress and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction are recommending that the Pentagon halt transfers of additional C-130s because current aircraft are not being fully utilized.

July 28, 2014

House Committee Investigating Commerce IG Todd Zinser

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is conducting a bipartisan investigation into allegations that Department of Commerce Inspector General Todd Zinser has failed to discipline two of his closest aides, who were found to have intimidated employees that they perceived to be potential whistleblowers.

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 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 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


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