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April 18, 2014

Congress to Give Private Debt Collection Another Try

Congress is considering bills that would require the Internal Revenue Service to hire contractors to collect delinquent federal taxes. Unfortunately, the poor track record of private debt collection programs isn't dissuading some lawmakers.

April 18, 2014

Where Does the Money Go? Soon We’ll Know Better

Last week, the Senate unanimously passed a bill that will shine a much brighter light on how the government spends taxpayer dollars.

April 17, 2014

New Book Examines Camp Lejeune Water Poisoning

Mike Magner’s most recent book, A Trust Betrayed: The Untold Story of Camp Lejeune and the Poisoning of Generations of Marines and Their Families, shows how those affected by the contamination at Camp Lejeune began fighting for government recognition and healthcare assistance

April 14, 2014

Congress Slams Nuclear Agency for Recent Failures

According to two experts, the National Nuclear Security Administration has failed, which is no surprise given the recent cost overruns and schedule delays on several multi-billion dollar projects.

April 11, 2014

Judge in Blackwater Prosecution Seeks Probe of State Dept.

A federal judge sharply criticized the State Department's decision to grant legal immunity to Blackwater guards involved in a 2007 shooting in Iraq. That decision nearly doomed the manslaughter case against the guards, which goes to trial in June.

April 16, 2014

POGO and Others Call for Drone Strike Transparency

POGO joins other good government groups in voicing support for H.R. 4372, the Targeted Lethal Force Transparency Act, a bill that will require the Administration to publish the number of combatant and civilian casualties from drone strikes annually.

April 10, 2014

Statement of Make It Safe Coalition on 25th Anniversary of Whistleblower Protection Act

(Washington, DC) – Today, the Make It Safe Coalition (MISC) marks the 25th anniversary of the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), the primary law ensuring freedom of speech and accountability in the federal workplace, and the model for occupational free speech globally.

March 25, 2014

Plan to End Bulk Collection of Phone Data Still Faces Huge Credibility Issues

Today’s announcement that President Obama has a “workable plan” to end the NSA’s bulk collection of phone data from American citizens is a welcome step towards regaining control of our unchecked national security state.

March 20, 2014

Groups Urge FCC to Protect Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Information Online

POGO joins over 40 groups in signing a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler asking him to reclassify broadband access services to protect freedom of expression online.

March 19, 2014

U.S. Joins International Effort to Bring Transparency to Drilling, Mining Industries

An international organization working to bring greater transparency and accountability to industries that extract natural resources accepted the U.S. as a candidate for membership today at a meeting of its board in Oslo, Norway.

April 14, 2014

We still can’t afford the F-35

The Hill | William D. Hartung

April 3, 2014

Aid agency accused of coverup in Afghanistan

USA Today | Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY

April 3, 2014

Inspector General Reviewing Postal Service Real Estate Deals

NewsMax | Jennifer G. Hickey

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