October 16, 2017
One of the most important duties of an Inspector General is to enforce high professional and ethical standards in their agency. Yet in the case of CIA Inspector General nominee Christopher Sharpley, the White House has selected someone who has several unresolved allegations of retaliation against whistleblowers to lead this key watchdog office.
October 26, 2017
In recent months, a political bribery scandal has gripped Alabama, ensnaring one state lawmaker and casting attention on the actions of other Alabama politicians, including the one ultimately responsible for overseeing the bribery case and potential environmental litigation: Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
September 7, 2017
A growing body of legal experts says paying people in detention centers $1 per day to work violates minimum wage laws and the Constitution.
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Exclusive: New Documents in Zero Dark Thirty Affair Raise Questions of White House-Sanctioned Intelligence Leak and Inspector General Coverup
April 16, 2015 | Adam Zagorin
A document newly obtained by the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) reveals more about the high-level government access Hollywood filmmakers had during their research—and what happened at the top of the CIA, including the Agency’s use of White House-approved talking points to brief the filmmakers specifically about intelligence used to locate the al Qaeda leader.
February 11, 2015 | Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz
Implementing the following recommendations will help to the country achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical government—one that is truly responsive to the needs of its citizens.
February 9, 2015 | Mandy Smithberger
How Air Force Headquarters cooked the friendly fire numbers to spin USA Today on the A-10.
December 11, 2014 | Adam Zagorin
New evidence related to one of the most controversial public corruption cases in recent years, the 2006 conviction of Alabama’s former Democratic Governor, Donald E. Siegelman, indicates that Department of Justice lawyers may have engaged in prosecutorial misconduct.
October 6, 2014 | David S. Hilzenrath
Army veteran Steven P. Massong's nightmare began after a routine procedure at a VA hospital in 2005 led to the amputations of his right foot and scrotum. In the nine years since, he has been lost in a bureaucratic quagmire trying to get the disability benefits he seeks.
July 21, 2014 | Lydia Dennett
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.
June 18, 2014 | Michael Smallberg
A senior regulatory official tasked with policing U.S. financial markets and high-speed trading used to represent firms with a major stake in the government’s oversight of those matters, according to an ethics disclosure form obtained by the Project On Government Oversight.
April 25, 2014 | Michael Smallberg
In April 1998, a decade before a historic crisis wreaked havoc on global financial markets, an obscure regulator saw a potential gap in the government’s oversight of Wall Street and tried to do something about it.
March 13, 2014
An internal affairs office at the Justice Department has found that, over the last decade, hundreds of federal prosecutors and other Justice employees violated rules, laws, or ethical standards governing their work.