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The ‘Merchants Of Death’ Survive And Prosper, Lawrence WittnerHuffPost, December 31, 2017 

After year-long vacancy, NSA gets new IG, Amber CorrinFederal Times, December 28, 2017 

Whistleblowers Concerned That Spy Agency Ombudsman Put on Leave, Democracy Now!, December 27, 2017 

Where is Trump’s Cabinet? It’s anybody’s guess., Emily HoldenPolitico, December 26, 2017 

Temporary funding prevents shutdown, but hurts military, officials say, Barrie Barber and Jessica WehrmanDayton Daily News, December 23, 2017 

Transparency Groups Seek Probe of CDC ‘Gag Orders’, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, December 22, 2017 

Dan Grazier: Survey of maintenance contract requirements reveals surprising facts, Tom TeminFederal News Radio, December 22, 2017 

Capitol Checkup: Collins relevant again; CDC word fight; FDA flattery strategy, Donna YoungS&P Global Market Intelligence News, December 21, 2017 

Trump Vacancies at Homeland Security Endangering Nation, Group Says, Nicole RodriguezNewsweek, December 20, 2017 

IG: VA’s Real-Time Location System being mismanaged with lack of oversight, Eric WhiteFederal News Radio, December 20, 2017 

GSA releases expansive federal real property inventory, Meredith SomersFederal News Radio, December 20, 2017 

What’s in store for personnel and readiness in 2018?, Scott MaucioneFederal News Radio, December 19, 2017 

850,000 Federal Workers Could Face Furloughs Next Week, Louis C. LaBrecqueBloomberg BNA, December 19, 2017 

The Misguided GOP Attack on Government Bureaucrats, Gilad EdelmanWashington Monthly, December 19, 2017 

One website for all congressional reports, Matt LeonardGCN, December 18, 2017 

Legal Specialists Defend GSA's Handover of Transition Emails to Mueller Probe, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, December 18, 2017 

Report: FEMA Wasted Billions of Taxpayer Dollars and May Have Broken the Law, Nicole RodriguezNewsweek, December 18, 2017 

Whistleblowers worry about fate of spy agency ombudsman, Deb RiechmannStar Tribune | Associated Press, December 15, 2017 

Reaganomics on Steroids?, William D. HartungInkstick Media, December 14, 2017 

The Latest: States warming up net-neutrality lawsuits, Associated Press, December 14, 2017 

The Pentagon Is Not a Sacred Cow, Editorial BoardThe New York Times, December 14, 2017 

Pentagon OKs limited F-35 testing before modifying jets, Leigh GiangrecoFlightGlobal, December 13, 2017 

The White House and the Trump Organization have merged, Ryan KoronowskiThinkProgress, December 12, 2017 

Trump's Push to Cut Federal Jobs Has Modest Impact, Mostly in Defense, Jason LangeUS News & World Report | Reuters, December 12, 2017 

From boondoggle to 'boring' deployment: Has the Navy righted the littoral combat ship?, Carl PrineThe San Diego Union-Tribune, December 11, 2017 

VA employees stage protest rally on understaffing, Bonnie ArnoldHill Country Community Journal, December 10, 2017 

Thousands of surveillance cameras keep watch over Madison's public spaces, Chris RickertWisconsin State Journal (McClatchy), December 10, 2017 

Supreme Court Weighs Privacy of Cellphone Location Data, Brendan ConleyBigger Law Firm Magazine, December 8, 2017 

Hayden, NSA, and the Road to 9/11, Patrick EddingtonJust Security, December 6, 2017 

Congress: The sleeping watchdog, Former Senator Richard LugarThe Hill, December 6, 2017 

Texas Paid $5.5 Million in Medicaid Payments to Dead People, National Economics Editorial, December 6, 2017 

America's Military-Industrial Addiction, Tyler DurdenZero Hedge, December 3, 2017 

Rex Tillerson’s shaky status throws US diplomacy into question, Jamie McIntyre, Travis TrittenThe Washington Examiner, December 1, 2017 

After Observer Report, Watchdog Requests Investigation into Border Wall Gag Order, Melissa del BosqueThe Texas Observer, December 1, 2017 

Tillerson Could Be Replaced by CIA’s Pompeo at State Dep’t, Brandi BuchmanCourthouse News, November 30, 2017 

Energy oversight woes still need tending — IG, Pamela KingE&E News, November 28, 2017 

FBI deviated from its policy on alerting hacking victims, Desmond Butler, Jeff Donn, Raphael SatterAssociated Press, November 28, 2017 

As Fat Leonard scandal grinds on, another Navy fraud case is under the radar, Greg MoranThe San Diego Union-Tribune, November 22, 2017 

F-35 Strike Fighter Success: Real or Simulated?, Kelley Beaucar VlahosThe American Conservative, November 17, 2017 

Former top Justice official went to bat for drug giant Cardinal Health, Lenny Bernstein, Scott HighamThe Washington Post, November 17, 2017 

Metro May Be Stifling Its Top Internal Watchdog, Martin Di CaroWAMU 88.5, November 15, 2017 

Inspectors general are in demand during the Trump era, Gregory WallaceCNN, November 14, 2017 

Will Data-Driven Policy Change How IGs Operate?, Mohana RavindranathNextgov, November 13, 2017 

A Delay in the Confirmation of Trump’s CIA Watchdog Nominee is Looking More Likely, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, November 13, 2017 

Trump’s Plan to Make Government Slower, Costlier, and More Dysfunctional, Gilad EdelmanWashington Monthly, November 12, 2017 

Trump Installs Tax-Dodging Expert as the Head of the IRS, Betsy WoodruffThe Daily Beast, November 10, 2017 

The New Normal: The Government Must Do Better With Major Disasters, Tim Manning and POGO's Peter TylerGovernment Executive, November 8, 2017 

Trump Finds Key Ally For Confirming His Homeland Security Secretary: The Swamp, Jennifer BenderyHuffPost, November 8, 2017 

Sen. Shaheen discusses need for better FARA enforcement, Senator Jeanne ShaheenC-SPAN, November 8, 2017 

Smart Ideas: How to Stop the Next Paul Manafort, National Journal, November 7, 2017 

Trump backs New York in bourses' battle for Saudi Aramco listing, Jonathan Landay, Reem ShamseddineReuters, November 4, 2017 

The Energy 202: Alaskans are sick and tired of everyone telling them not to drill, Dino GrandoniThe Washington Post, November 3, 2017 

Trump Nominates Justice Dept. Attorney to Be Intel Community Watchdog, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, November 3, 2017 

FEMA Ramps Up No-Bid Awards While Faulting Puerto Rico, Christopher Flavelle, Paul MurphyBloomberg Business, November 2, 2017 

The Puerto Rico Contract’s Lack Of Transparency? It’s Not Unusual, Lydia O'NealInternational Business Times, November 2, 2017 

House Democrats Go to Court for Trump Hotel Documents, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, November 2, 2017 

Senators call for crackdown on pharmaceutical industry ‘revolving door’, Scott Highman, Lenny BernsteinThe Washington Post, November 2, 2017 

Puerto Rico Needs Debt Relief, Not More Deals with Private Investors, Donald CohenHuffPost, November 2, 2017 

US withdraws from global oil anti-corruption pact, John SicilianoThe Washington Examiner, November 2, 2017 

The Feds' Secret Workforce, Celia WexlerWhoWhatWhy, October 31, 2017 

Betsy DeVos’ Unexcused Absences, Lauren CameraUS News & World Report, October 31, 2017 

Anita Perry travels as department 'asset', Hannah NortheyE&E News, October 30, 2017 

Northrop Dinged by Both Army and Air Force on Quality Concerns, Anthony CarpaccioBloomberg Politics, October 30, 2017 

Backed by UnitedHealth, HHS nominee would now help oversee it, Dan DiamondPolitico, October 29, 2017 

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Cancels Whitefish Energy Deal, Jennifer Bendery, Hayley MillerThe Huffington Post, October 29, 2017 

Lawmakers, Procurement Experts Call Puerto Rico Power Contract a 'Travesty', Eric KatzGovernment Executive, October 27, 2017 

Jeff Sessions Is in Charge of a Bribery Prosecution Involving Two of His Top Donors, Russ Choma, Nick SchwellenbachMother Jones, October 25, 2017 

Here's what you don't know about regulations, Tony WagnerMarketplace, October 25, 2017 

Meet the scandal-scarred transition team charged with revamping the VA, Ben LeonardReveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, October 24, 2017 

Emails reveal chaos behind border wall, Jill Castellano and Rafael CarranzaUSA Today, October 23, 2017 

Is the Intel Community’s Whistleblower Outreach Being Shut Down?, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, October 20, 2017 

Nearly 200 of America's F-35s May Remain Indefinitely Unfit for Combat (Updated), Kyle MizokamiPopular Mechanics, October 18, 2017 

Nominee for CIA inspector general grilled over retaliation claims, missing reports, James LaPortaUnited Press International (UPI), October 18, 2017 

A Turf War Is Tearing Apart the Intel Community’s Watchdog Office, Jenna McLaughlinForeign Policy, October 18, 2017 

Congressman Greg Walden Is Paying Two Family Members With Campaign Funds, Anna WilliamsWillamette Week, October 18, 2017 

Space Corps, budget debates top NDAA conference issues, Gregory HellmanPolitico, October 17, 2017 

Trump’s pick for CIA watchdog never read Senate torture report, Andrea NobleThe Washington Times, October 17, 2017 

CIA Watchdog Nominee Denies Charges of Whistleblower Retaliation, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, October 17, 2017 

CIA watchdog nominee says he never read torture report, Deb RiechmannAssociated Press, October 17, 2017 

Army nomination will test power of Raytheon’s campaign generosity, Christopher RowlandBoston Globe, October 16, 2017 

Pentagon Eyes Leaving Many F-35s for Combat, James MorrisonNewsmax, October 16, 2017 

The Trump Administration Has No Plan for Dealing With a North Korean EMP Attack, John KesterForeign Policy, October 16, 2017 

Facebook Is Looking for Employees With National Security Clearances, Sarah Frier, Bill AllisonBloomberg Technology, October 16, 2017 

Trump nominates 5 for inspector-general positions, Andrea NobleThe Washington Times, October 15, 2017 

The scandal of Pentagon spending: Who really gets rich?, William HartungSalon, October 15, 2017 

The Air Force Just Bought 100 Stealth Fighters That Can’t Fight, David AxeThe Daily Beast, October 15, 2017 

The New Prison Labor Force, Erik LoomisLawyers, Guns, and Money Blog, October 14, 2017 

Whistleblower protection bill sent to President as complaints of retaliation grow, James LaPortaUnited Press International (UPI), October 13, 2017 

House Moves Bills Enhancing Whistleblower Protections, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, October 13, 2017 

White House chief in the security doghouse: Personal-tech lockboxes for all?, Richi JenningsTechBeacon, October 12, 2017 

Whistle-Blower Retaliation Bill Clears Congress, Heads to Trump, Louis C. LaBrecqueBloomberg BNA, October 12, 2017 

ICE’s Captive Immigrant Labor Force, Michelle ChenThe Nation, October 11, 2017 

Nearly Half the Pentagon Budget Goes To Contractors, William HartungThe American Conservative, October 11, 2017 

Zinke’s travels: Ski resort and Alaskan steakhouse, Esther Whieldon and Ben LefebvrePolitico, October 10, 2017 

Pentagon Takes Control of F-35 Cost-Cutting Push -- Update, Doug CameronWall Street Journal, October 8, 2017 

Here’s Where Your Tax Dollars for ‘Defense’ Are Really Going, William HartungThe Nation, October 8, 2017 

What 'storm' was Trump talking about? Take your pick, Jamie McIntyre, Travis TrittenWashington Examiner, October 6, 2017 

John Kelly's personal cellphone was compromised, White House believes, Andrea Peterson, Josh Dawsey, and Emily StephensonPolitico, October 5, 2017 

How Lockheed Martin Has Made a Killing Off Our Perpetual Wars, Ria ModakAlterNet, October 5, 2017 

Mattis warns DoD against leaks in new memo, Tara CoppDefenseNews, October 5, 2017 

Watchdog probe of Mnuchin's travel is nearly complete, Donna BorakCNN Money, October 4, 2017 

Royalty review begins today, Pamela KingE&E News, October 4, 2017 

Today in Trumpworld — October 3, Matthew NussbaumPolitico, October 3, 2017 

Inspectors General Council Unveils Online Database of Govt Audit Reports, Ramona AdamsExecutiveGov, October 3, 2017 

White House investigates third private email account affiliated with Ivanka Trump, Kushner family, Diana Stancy CorrellThe Washington Examiner, October 2, 2017 

Hundreds of White House emails sent to third Kushner family account, Andrea Peterson, Josh DawseyPolitico, October 2, 2017 

Report: Kushner, Ivanka Trump used third private email account, Olivia BeaversThe Hill, October 2, 2017 

How lawmakers exploit tragedy to demand bigger defense budgets, Business Insider, September 29, 2017 

White House launches probe of private email accounts, Andrea Peterson, Josh DawseyPolitico, September 28, 2017 

Kellyanne Conway Just Closed a Million Dollar Deal Thanks to her Ties to Trump, Christianna SilvaNewsweek, September 28, 2017 

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway sells polling company to conservative PR firm, Heidi M. PrzybylaUSA Today, September 28, 2017 

Construction Of Border Wall Prototypes Begins; Trump Vows To Pick The Best Option, Jack DavisWestern Journalism, September 27, 2017 

Trump said he'll pick a border wall design himself. Turns out, he can., Todd J. GillmanDallas Morning News, September 26, 2017 

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme could face cost increases, Airforce-Technology.com, September 26, 2017 

Document Exposes Inconsistent Disclosure of Saudi Hand in Campaign Against JASTA, Brian C. McGlinchey28pages.org, September 26, 2017 

Massive defense bill awaits funding fight in Congress, Claudia GrisalesStars & Stripes, September 25, 2017 

US stealth fighter jets adding more firepower, Zachary CohenCNN, September 22, 2017 

How Trump is helping to save our democracy, E.J. Dionne Jr., Thomas E. Mann, and Norman J. OrnsteinThe Washington Post, September 22, 2017 

Australia's F-35A Stealth Fighters May Cost Millions to Bring Up to a Fighting Standard, Jamie Seidel, Claire BickersNews Corp Australia, September 22, 2017 

Luther Strange finance chair tied to nonprofit in Alabama bribery case, Kyle WhitmireAL.com, September 20, 2017 

McCain Accused Of Passing NDAA In Secret, Arizona Daily Independent, September 19, 2017 

Did the Marines’ 40-Year-Old ‘Amphibious Tractor’ Just Strike Again?, David AxeThe Daily Beast, September 14, 2017 

‘Where Are All The Watchdogs,’ Anti-Govt. Waste And Fraud Group Asks, Mark TapscottThe Daily Caller, September 14, 2017 

How to make $240,000 in 6 months by being friends with Rick Perry, Addy BairdThinkProgress, September 14, 2017 

Ethics Office Appears to Give White House a Break, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, September 14, 2017 

Top FEMA nominee withdraws after ethics questions raise eyebrows, Charlie MaySalon, September 13, 2017 

Trump FEMA Nominee Withdraws After NBC Questions on Falsified Records, Suzy KhimmNBC News, September 13, 2017 

Court tilts legal landscape to favor whistleblowers in False Claims Act cases, Edward ZuckermanTalk Media News, September 11, 2017 

Spending Battles Are Likely Still Brewing Despite Bipartisan Agreement on Hurricane Aid, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, September 11, 2017 

Blame Bad Leaders For Military Waste, War Is Boring, September 8, 2017 

Let’s Talk About The USAF's Claim Of 'Fully Combat Capable' F-35s, Joe TrevithickThe Drive - The War Zone, September 6, 2017 

Obama appointees negotiated for jobs while still in office, Kevin Bogardus and Michael DoyleE&E News, September 6, 2017 

White House Fills Key Buying, Budget Positions, Mohana RavindranathNextgov, September 5, 2017 

Erik Prince thinks he’s the Elon Musk of privatized warfare, Alexa LiautaudVICE News, September 1, 2017 

Former NSA attorney praises Trump nominee for privacy board, Inside Cybersecurity, August 31, 2017 

U.S. Moves to Build Prototypes for Mexican Border Wall, Ron NixonThe New York Times, August 31, 2017 

GAO, GSA Inspector General Open Probes Into Trump Hotel Lease, Sam SkolnickBloomberg BNA, August 30, 2017 

Trump reverses Obama, reinstates program sending military surplus to local police, Andrea NobleThe Washington Times, August 28, 2017 

Zinke sends recommendations for national monuments to White House, Eric WhiteFederal News Radio, August 25, 2017 

Pentagon’s No. 2 Sets Up Alert System on His Ex-Employer Boeing, Anthony CapaccioBloomberg Politics, August 24, 2017 

CIA officer: Personnel sent shopping in hostile area, Deb RiechmannAssociated Press, August 24, 2017 

CIA officer: Personnel sent shopping in hostile area, Associated PressNew York Daily News, August 24, 2017 

Judge approves limited search warrant for data on anti-Trump protesters, Lauren RosenblattLos Angeles Times, August 24, 2017 

How Trump could ease the burden he's putting on the Secret Service, Heidi M. PrzybylaUSA Today, August 23, 2017 

Did Ben Carson Violate a Federal Law at Trump’s Campaign Rally?, Eric KatzGovernment Executive, August 23, 2017 

'Every Leak Makes Us Weak' Campaign Runs Risk of Discouraging Legitimate Disclosures, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, August 21, 2017 

U.S. Taxpayers May Pay CIA Torture Doctors Legal Bills, Spencer AckermanThe Daily Beast, August 18, 2017 

Months into office, Trump has yet to appoint key agency watchdogs, Kathryn WatsonCBS News, August 17, 2017 

No sequestration for agencies this year, Eric WhiteFederal News Radio, August 15, 2017 

Congressional investigations — not just special counsels — strengthen our democracy, Danielle Brian and Faiza PatelThe Hill, August 14, 2017 

Congressional investigations — not just special counsels — strengthen our democracy, Danielle Brian and Faiza PatelThe Hill, August 14, 2017 

Hillary’s Pals Made Ads for Saudis to Influence Trump, Lachlan Markay and Kimberly DozierThe Daily Beast, August 12, 2017 

Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman speaks, with Sherri JacksonWRBL.com, August 10, 2017 

Group asks Sessions, U.S. Attorney to recuse themselves from Superfund cases, Erica Thomas, Producer and Jonathan Hardison, AnchorWBRC Fox 6 News, August 9, 2017 

Why tracking government spending on Trump-owned businesses is hard, Ben BerlinerFederal Computer Week | FCW, August 8, 2017 

Attorney general says Justice Dept. has tripled the number of leak probes, Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett The Washington Post, August 4, 2017 

The U.S. Air Force Is Still Quietly Killing Off the A-10, Dan GrazierWar Is Boring, August 4, 2017 

Jeff Sessions’s Leak Probe Press Conference Was Misleading, Jeff SteinNewsweek, August 4, 2017 

Trump suggests firing top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gregory Hellman with Eli Okun, Connor O'Brien and Jacqueline KlimasPolitico, August 3, 2017 

Some Thoughts On USS Ford (CVN 78), Craig Hooper, Next NavyReal Clear Defense, August 3, 2017 

3 Trump Appointees Owe Thousands of Dollars in Back Taxes, [Time] Dave Levinthal Yahoo News, August 2, 2017 

Navy seeks culture change after bribery scandal, Carl Prine via the San Diego Union-TribuneThe Wichita Eagle, July 30, 2017 

Has Navy culture truly changed after Fat Leonard corruption crisis?, Carl PrineThe San Diego Union-Tribune, July 29, 2017 

What You Actually Spend on the National Security State, William D. HartungThe American Conservative, July 26, 2017 

Lawmakers push to toughen foreign lobbying rules, Megan R. Wilson The Hill, July 26, 2017 

Will Donald Trump Privatize the Afghanistan War?, POGO's Neil GordonWar Is Boring, July 26, 2017 

Trump Loses First Cabinet-Level Watchdog, Left Without Public Explanation, Ethan BartonThe Daily Caller, July 26, 2017 

Republicans use Holman Rule to propose 89 personnel cuts at CBO, Nicole OgryskoFederal News Radio 1500AM, July 25, 2017 

Ivanka Trump Received at Least $12.6 Million Since 2016, Disclosure Shows, Rachel Abrams and Jesse DruckerThe New York Times, July 21, 2017 

The US Can Save $20 Billion Closing Military Bases, but Congress Stands in the Way , Jeff Daniels, CNBCThe Fiscal Times, July 19, 2017 

McCain, Reed float trial balloon for another BRAC round, Jared Serbu Federal News Radio, July 18, 2017 

Dr. Strangelove and the Los Alamos Nuclear Fiasco, Kelley Beaucar Vlahos The American Conservative, July 13, 2017 

Watergate prosecutor: Congress should continue its Russia probes, Erin KellyUSA Today, July 11, 2017 

F.D.A. Deal Would Relax Rules on Reporting Medical Device Problems, Sheila KaplanThe New York Times, July 11, 2017 

Congress Greases Flightpath for the F-35 Boondoggle, POGO's Dan GrazierThe American Conservative, July 11, 2017 

Bipartisan Conclusions to Election-Meddling Probes May Be Elusive, Byron TauThe Wall Street Journal, July 10, 2017 

Government Ethics Chief Resigns, Casting Uncertainty Over Agency, Nicholas FandosThe New York Times, July 6, 2017 

Ethics Office Director Walter Shaub Resigns, Saying Rules Need To Be Tougher, Peter OverbyNPR; KUNC Morning Edition, July 6, 2017 

Watchdog groups fear for ethics office after resignation, Megan R. WilsonThe Hill, July 6, 2017 

How Putin And Russia Use Powerful U.S. PR Firms To Shape American Opinion, Sue Curry JansenThe National Memo, July 3, 2017 

How Western PR Firms Quietly Push Putin’s Agenda, Sue Curry JansenPOV | Fast Company, July 1, 2017 

F-35 unreliability risks strain on Pentagon budget, tester says, Tony CapaccioThe Virginian-Pilot via Bloomberg, June 29, 2017 

Groups urge Congress to authorize BRAC, With POGO's Mandy SmithbergerGovernment Matters, June 29, 2017 

McCain closes doors to public on NDAA sausage-making, Scott MaucioneFederal News Radio, June 27, 2017 

The U.S. Navy Wants to Deploy Its New Flattop Without Vital Testing, POGO's Dan GrazierWar Is Boring, June 27, 2017 

Key Government Privacy Watchdog Muzzled During Surveillance Debate, POGO's Andrea PetersonSlate.com, June 26, 2017 

Drowning in Bitter Partisanship , Susan Milligan U.S. News and World Report, June 23, 2017 

Lockheed Made A Three Minute Long Cartoon Just To Explain F-35's ALIS, Joseph TrevithickThe WarZone, June 23, 2017 

Thornberry, McCain Seek More Money for Defense, Along With More Oversight, Sandra ErwinReal Clear Defense, June 22, 2017 

Should DCAA Hand Certain Audits to Commercial Firms?, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, June 22, 2017 

Policy Experts Call for More Base Closures to Boost DoD Savings, Ramona AdamsExecutiveGov, June 21, 2017 

NSA May Finally Get Independent Internal Watchdog, Steven Nelson,US News and World Report, June 20, 2017 

McCain threatens to block deputy SecDef nomination, Aaron MehtaDefense News, June 20, 2017 

Trump seeks sharp cuts to housing aid, except for program that brings him millions, Shawn BoburgThe Washington Post, June 20, 2017 

Dozens of think tankers join DoD in push for BRAC, Scott MaucioneFederal News Radio, June 19, 2017 

The F-35: Even the engine is compromised, David ArchibaldAmerican Thinker, June 16, 2017 

National Guard Whistleblower Wins Vindication from Pentagon Watchdog, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, June 14, 2017 

Air Force extends F-35 stand-down due to oxygen system failures, Tara CoppStars and Stripes, June 12, 2017 

U.S. Customs Agency May Contract-Out To Recruit Border Agents, Bob HennellyThe Chief, June 12, 2017 

POGO Statement on F-35 Economic Order Quantity (Block Buy) Legislative Proposal, POGO's Dan Grazierdefense-aerospace.com, June 12, 2017 

DoD asks Congress for bigger pay raise, FOIA exemptions, Scott MaucioneFederal News Radio, June 12, 2017 

Mr. Trump Goes After the Inspectors, Editorial BoardThe New York Times, June 12, 2017 

Podcast: How the Pentagon’s wasteful budget hurts the military, Matthew GaultReuters, June 9, 2017 

Trump’s War on Oversight, Laura RestonNew Republic, June 9, 2017 

Messenger: Missouri Guard loses again as feds say whistleblowers were illegally fired, Tony MessengerSt. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 8, 2017 

How not to build a ship: the USS Ford, Dan Grazier and Pierre SpreyThe San Diego Union-Tribune, June 7, 2017 

Lobbyists, Industry Lawyers Were Granted Ethics Waivers to Work in Trump Administration, Eric Lipton and Daielle IvoryThe New York Times, June 7, 2017 

The Levin Legacy: Next-Gen Congressional Oversight, Niels LesniewskiRoll Call, June 6, 2017 

Where Have All the Inspectors General Gone?, Joseph E. Schmitz (Op-Ed)The Wall Street Journal , June 6, 2017 

Democratic Lawmakers Protest Trump Telling Agencies to Ignore Their Requests, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, June 5, 2017 

Forcing the U.S. Navy to Buy Warships It Doesn’t Want?, Mandy SmithbergerReal Clear Defense, June 4, 2017 

Trump’s Plan to Make Government Older, More Expensive, and More Dysfunctional, Gilad EdelmanThe Washington Monthly, June 1, 2017 

Tester’s Bipartisan VA Accountability Reform Bill Clears Key Hurdle, The United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, May 24, 2017 

Ethics office blasts Trump refusal to disclose lobby waivers, WTOP via The Associated Press, May 23, 2017 

Veterans Claim They Were Duped Into Lobbying for Saudis, Sharyl AttkissonThe Daily Signal, May 22, 2017 

Democrats, watchdog seek Trump’s ethics waivers, Julie Bykowicz | APThe Washington Post, May 22, 2017 

'Full Measure': Saudi lobbying, Sharyl Attkisson, Sinclair Broadcast GroupWJLA, May 21, 2017 

Trump's nonsensical defense budget just adds to government waste, William HartungThe Hill, May 18, 2017 

How the U.S. Military Is Trying to Mask Its Readiness Crisis, Maggie YbarraThe National Interest, May 18, 2017 

Trump reported to have asked Comey to end Flynn probe, Gregory Hellman, With Zach Montallero, Connor O’Brien and Jacqueline Klimas Politico, May 17, 2017 

Revolving Door Keeps Spinning with Armed Services Committee Staff, Mandy SmithbergerWar Is Boring, May 17, 2017 

Good gov’t groups ask House committee to rescind recent FOIA guidance to Treasury, Nicole Ogrysko Federal News Radio, May 15, 2017 

DOJ Deflects Calls for More Foreign Agents Act Transparency, Kenneth P. DoyleBloomberg BNA, May 11, 2017 

IGs say budget cuts to their offices will do more harm than good, Scott MaucioneFederal News Radio, May 11, 2017 

What now for the FBI's Trump-Russia probe?, Eileen Sullivan WCBV 5 ABC via Associated Press, May 9, 2017 

James Comey Has Been Fired. What's Next for the FBI's Trump-Russia Probe?, Eileen SullivanTime Magazine via the Associated Press, May 9, 2017 

Grassley, Chaffetz Send Fiery Response To HHS Memo They Say Chills Whistleblowing, Kaiser Health NewsThe Daily Astorian, May 9, 2017 

Government Watchdog Groups Say Congressman's FOIA Letters Set "A Troubling Precedent" , Mary Ann GeorgantopoulosBuzzFeed News, May 9, 2017 

House Panel Clears Expanded OSC Access to Protect Whistleblowers, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, May 3, 2017 

Atkins: Liz lamenting Ivanka conflicts a fool’s errand, experts say, Kimberly AtkinsBoston Herald, May 2, 2017 

Watchdogs urge Trump to be strategic in cutting DoD workforce, Scott MaucioneFederal News Radio, April 24, 2017 

State Department Website Posts Article on Trump's Florida Resort , Yeganeh TorbatiReuters, April 24, 2017 

Key Lawmakers From Both Parties Urge Trump to Fill Vacant IG Positions, Eric KatzGovernment Executive, April 18, 2017 

Turkish Group Gave $400,000 Contract to D.C. Firm Run by James Baker’s Son, Abigail Fielding-Smith & Crofton Black of The Bureau of Investigative JournalismThe Daily Beast, April 17, 2017 

The contradictions between candidate and President Trump, Allan C. BrownfeldCommunities Digital News; CDN, April 17, 2017 

With Trump Appointees, a Raft of Potential Conflicts and ‘No Transparency’, Eric Lipton, Ben Protess and Andrew W. LherenThe New York Times, April 15, 2017 

To Save Millions, Military Grounds Planes Worth Billions, John M. DonnellyRoll Call, April 13, 2017 

Do we need a $2 trillion national security budget?, Letter to the Editor by John GaronMountain Democrat, April 7, 2017 

Watchdog says Senate should reject Air Force pick , Sam MintzE&E Daily, April 5, 2017 

The Art of an F-35 Deal: Did Trump Engineer a Lockheed-Boeing Pact?, Ciro ScottiYahoo! Finance, April 4, 2017 

Is the F-35 a Trillion-Dollar Mistake?, Paul BarrettBloomberg Businessweek, April 4, 2017 

MLK's alarm; A plea for a revolution of values echoes from the past., EditorialHouston Chronicle, April 3, 2017 

Did The U.S. Just Pull Out Of A Global Anti-Corruption Group?, Adam DavidsonThe New Yorker, April 2, 2017 

Trump Couple, Now White House Employees, Can’t Escape Conflict Laws, Eric Lipton and Jesse DruckerNew York Times, April 1, 2017 

Contractors Resist Push to Post Contracts Online, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, March 31, 2017 

'Price tag is the only thing stealthy about the F-35': scathing new report tears the F-35 to shreds, Alex LackieBusiness Insider; Military & Defense, March 30, 2017 

Conflicting Agenda, Eric KulischAdam Smith Project, March 29, 2017 

Warren Wants Ethics Office To Review Ivanka Trump’s White House Role, Jack DavisWestern Journalism, March 29, 2017 

Ethics watchdogs: Why won't Trump’s pick for Air Force secretary account for her contractor work?, Patrick MaloneThe Center For Public Integrity, March 29, 2017 

US Air Force secretary nominee discloses financial details, Valerie InsinnaDefenseNews, March 27, 2017 

EUCOM commander sees more forces to deter Russia, Gregory Hellman With Zach Montellaro, Connor O’Brien and Andrew HannaPolitico: Morning Defense, March 24, 2017 

Did Donald Trump violate the law with a Twitter post? , Matthew RozsaSalon, March 24, 2017 

Paul Manafort's lobbying past could create major legal problems for him, Veronika Bondarenko Business Insider; Military & Defense, March 23, 2017 

If Trump wants to rebuild military, he should actually slash budget, Dan GrazierThe San Diego Union-Tribune, March 21, 2017 

Putting Trump’s Budget In Perspective, Ruth ConniffThe Progressive, March 17, 2017 

Trump taps Boeing exec for top Pentagon post, Zachary CohenCNN, March 16, 2017 

Navy won't disclose cost overruns for USS Milwaukee, Rick BarrettMilwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, March 16, 2017 

Controversy Over Obama Contractor Safe Workplaces Rule Won’t End With Its Repeal, Government ExecutiveCharles S. Clark, March 13, 2017 

Reagan Redux at the Pentagon, Kelley Beaucar VlahosThe American Conservative, March 8, 2017 

A Small Step Toward a Better House of Representatives, Phillip Lohaus, Daniel Schuman and Mandy SmithbergerJust Security, March 8, 2017 

Heather Wilson still waiting as criticisms mount , Sam MintzE & E Daily, March 8, 2017 

Trump May Go 0-3 On His Armed Services Picks, Akbar Shahid AhmedThe Huffington Post, March 8, 2017 

Trump May Go 0-3 On His Armed Services Picks, Akbar Shahid AhmedThe Huffington Post, March 8, 2017 

Pentagon Blocks Littoral Combat Ship Overrun From a GAO Report, Anthony Capaccio Bloomberg, March 6, 2017 

Pentagon Hiding Cost Growth Of Beleaguered Ship Program From Public, Thomas PhippenThe Daily Caller, March 6, 2017 

Investing In American Insecurity, Tom EngelhardtThe Huffington Post, March 6, 2017 

Oversight organizations ask Congress to de-fund MOX, Thomas GardinerThe Augusta Chronicle, March 1, 2017 

Trump’s $54 billion defense budget increase isn’t what it seems. And Congress is mad, Scott MaucioneFederal News Radio 1500AM, February 28, 2017 

Can the Pentagon Get By on Just $603 Billion?, David Axe and Tim MakThe Daily Beast, February 28, 2017 

What does a boost in military spending mean for SOCAL?, Dorian Merina and A Martínez89.3 KPCC | Take Two , February 28, 2017 

Trump inspires encryption boom in leaky D.C., Andrew Restuccia and Nancy CookPolitico, February 27, 2017 

New Case Proves Intelligence Community Whistleblowers Have Protections, Andrew Bakaj and Mark ZaidJust Security, February 23, 2017 

Advertisement Data disappeared from Obama administration site promoting transparency, Tracie MaurielloPittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 22, 2017 

The case for Jeff Sessions’ recusal from DOJ Russia investigations, Alison FrankelReuters, February 21, 2017 

C-SPAN Whistleblower Protections, With POGO's Elizabeth HempowiczC-SPAN, February 18, 2017 

Trump Fumes Over 'Criminal' Leaks as Culprits Risk Harsh Penalties, Steven NelsonU.S. News and World Report, February 15, 2017 

Ethics Watchdog Can't Probe Conway, Punish Ethics Violators, Ethan BartonThe Daily Caller, February 14, 2017 

White House adviser 'counseled' after brand promotion, Julie Bykowicz and Bernard Condon | APThe Washington Post, February 9, 2017 

Trump’s boasts aside, here’s the real reason those F-35s wound up costing less, Alex DaughertyIdaho Statesman, February 9, 2017 

Contracting industry groups praise Trump's regulations order, Marjorie CenserInside Defense: Inside the Pentagon, February 9, 2017 

Trump blasts Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka’s clothing line, Aidan QuigleyPolitico, February 8, 2017 

What will it take to throw out two regulations for every new one?, Dan GorensteinMarketplace, February 7, 2017 

Melania Trump says White House could mean millions for brand, Associated PressWTOP, February 7, 2017 

Making A FOIA Request Is About To Get Tougher At FBI, Kathryn WatsonThe Daily Caller, February 7, 2017 

Scott Maucione: Will Congress alter federal whistleblower laws?, Tom TeminFederal News Radio, February 6, 2017 

Deadline passes for Lockheed F-35 contract appeal, but options remain, Leigh GiangrecoFlight Global; Pioneering Aviation Insight, February 1, 2017 

Trump’s F-35 ‘Deal’ Is Unlikely to Result in Real Savings, POGO's Mandy SmithbergerWar Is Boring, January 31, 2017 

Trump’s Lobbying Ban Draws Mixed Reviews From Ethics Groups, Government ExecutiveCharles S. Clark, January 30, 2017 

Trump’s Ethics Order Seen as Boost for Shadow Lobbying, Bill Allison and Ben BrodyBloomberg Politics, January 30, 2017 

U.S. defense secretary orders review of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, Carl PrineSan Diego Union Tribune, January 27, 2017 

Trump White House Appears To Kill Obama's Ethics Rule: Appointees May Not Be Signing Required Ethics Pledges, David SirotaInternational Business Times (IBT), January 26, 2017 

Special Counsel Issues Reminder That Agencies Cannot Gag Whistleblowers, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, January 26, 2017 

Wilson has the chops, but business connections may crash Air Force nominee, Scott MaucioneFederal News Radio, January 26, 2017 

Donald Trump’s Least Favorite Warplane Has Finally Been Deployed Overseas, David AxeMotherboard (VICE), January 26, 2017 

Improving Congress's oversight of the intelligence community, Phillip Lohaus, Daniel Schuman and Mandy SmithbergerThe Hill, January 24, 2017 

Charities Should Fear And Fight Trump, Mark RosenmanThe Huffington Post, January 20, 2017 

Study Reveals Potential Conflict Of Interest In Patient Advocacy Funding, Richard Harris91.3 HQR News, January 17, 2017 

Ethics Experts: Trump Still Faces Serious Conflicts Of Interest, Dan AlexanderForbes, January 11, 2017 

Trump Announces Plans to Surrender Control of His Business, But Declines Divestiture, Eric KatzGovernment Executive, January 11, 2017 

Trump's conflict-of-interest plan is good enough, for now, Rick Newman ColumnistYahoo News!, January 11, 2017 

Inside the vetting process for Trump's nominees, Kimberly AdamsMarketplace, January 9, 2017 

Donald Trump blasts defense contracting titans for overpriced weapons, Kimberly AdamsMarketplace, January 9, 2017 

Where should US invest the military spending budget?, Fox News, January 5, 2017 

The 2016 “Are You Serious?” Awards, Conn HallinanFair Observer, January 3, 2017 

After Backlash, Including From Trump, House GOP Drops Weakening Of Ethics Office, Susan Davis and Brian NaylorNational Public Radio (NPR), January 3, 2017 

Donald Trump blasts defense contracting titans for overpriced weapons, Rowan ScarboroughThe Washington Times, January 3, 2017 

House GOP Reverses on Ethics Change After Trump Criticism, Billy House and Erik WassonBloomberg, January 2, 2017 



Pentagon Chief May Have to Steer Clear of $10 Billion Contractor, Anthony Capaccio and Anders Melin Bloomberg, December 15, 2016 

Federal Agencies Pressure Trump To Address Conflicts Of Interest , Peter OverbyWUWM: Milwaukee Public Radio 89.7 FM, December 14, 2016 

Congressional Query Into Russian Meddling Could Revive Bipartisan Oversight, Carl HulseThe New York Times, December 13, 2016 

Contractor Won Weak Bomber Oversight, McCain Says, John M. DonnellyRoll Call, December 13, 2016 

Trump says F-35 costs ‘out of control,’ vows changes , Barrie BarberDayton Daily News, December 12, 2016 

Donald Trump Takes Aim at F-35, the ‘Plane That Ate the Pentagon’, Max KutnerNewsweek, December 12, 2016 

Trump’s tweets that F-35 program is costly has implications for Utah and Lockheed, Nate Carlisle and Thomas BurrThe Salt Lake Tribune, December 12, 2016 

Donald Trump Presses Fight Over F-35 Jet Costs, Doug.Cameron and Andrew TangelThe Wall Street Journal, December 12, 2016 

Think Trump is sending mixed messages on defense spending? Crack open 'The Art of the Deal', James BachWashington Business Journal, December 12, 2016 

Trump invites trouble if he keeps businesses: ethics experts , Bernard Condon and Julie BykowiczThe Seattle Times via The Associated Press, December 12, 2016 

Here’s How the Military Wasted Your Money in 2016, Matthew GaultWar Is Boring, December 1, 2016 

The Unsung Hero of American Air Power, Kelley Beaucar VlahosThe American Conservative, December 1, 2016 

Outgoing Navy Sec. Mabus leaves profound imprint on policies, ship acquisition, Wyatt OlsonStars and Stripes, November 29, 2016 

Trump Could Pump Tens of Billions Into the Army, Only to Make It Worse, David AxeMotherboard, November 28, 2016 

Navy won't buy more $800,000 shells for ships, Bartholomew D Sullivan USA Today, November 20, 2016 

Navy says it won't buy any more $800,000 shells for new destroyer, Bartholomew SullivanUSA Today, November 17, 2016 

Podcast: The security threats both candidates are ignoring, With Matthew GaultReuters, November 1, 2016 

New jet will likely change how America fights wars, Carl PrineThe San Diego Union-Tribune, October 22, 2016 

The $6 Trillion Issue You Won’t Be Hearing About at Tonight’s Debate, Scott BeauchampNew York Magazine; Daily Intelligencer, October 19, 2016 

The true (and incredible) story of Hill staffers on the industry payroll, Op-Ed by POGO's Lydia DennettThe Hill, October 19, 2016 

The Pentagon Must Stop Abusing the War Budget, William D. HartungThe National Interest, October 14, 2016 

Fair Pay policy lawsuit: Solid argument or ‘sky is falling?’, David ThorntonFederal News Radio, October 13, 2016 

Where the Money Is, Ryan AlexanderUS News, October 12, 2016 

GAO reviewing Pentagon's warfighting account while critics pounce, Tony BertucaInside Defense, October 11, 2016 

Air Force concerned over delays in tanker contract, Barrie BarberDayton Daily News, October 4, 2016 

Scott Maucione: POGO reviews fellowship program, makes recommendations, Tom TeminFederal News Radio, October 3, 2016 

From troops to nukes: This is how Trump and Clinton would manage the military, Andrew Tilghman and Leo Shane IIIMilitary Times, October 2, 2016 

Whistleblower in ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ case gets money and an award , Marisa TaylorMcClatchyDC, September 30, 2016 

Where Is That Wasteful Government Spending?, Lawrence WittnerCounter Punch, September 27, 2016 

U.S. Air Force Preps a Controversial No-Bid Purchase of Spy Planes, Marcus Weisgerber Defense One, September 27, 2016 

The U.S. Military Is Not A ‘Disaster’, William HartungThe Huffington Post, September 26, 2016 

Where is that wasteful government spending?, Editorial by Lawrence S. Wittner - Contributing ColumnistThe Newberry Observer, September 26, 2016 

Obama wants agencies to address national security risks from climate change, Eric White Federal News Radio, September 23, 2016 

September 22 - Part 2 - "The Insidious (and Totally Legal?) Way That Industry Has Infiltrated Congress", With Ian Masters invterviewing POGO's Lydia DennettBackground Briefing with Ian Masters, September 22, 2016 

What Congress Is Actually Good at, By Michelle CottleThe Atlantic, September 21, 2016 

Democrat Williams Questions Jet, Rick WilliamsKELO 1320 AM 107.9 FM Sioux Falls, SD , September 13, 2016 

America's F-35 Stealth Fighter May Never Be Ready for Combat, by POGO Dan Grazier and Mandy SmithbergerThe National Interest; The Buzz, September 9, 2016 

DoD IG says low funding partly to blame for delayed whistleblower investigations, Jared SerbuFederal News Radio, September 8, 2016 

BLM: Long-buried IG probe finds ex-official took gifts, lied , Scott Streater, E&E reportervia Greenwire, September 7, 2016 

Lawmakers scrutinize IG investigation of top Navy SEAL, Andrew TilghmanMilitary Times, September 7, 2016 

Trump Calls for Special Prosecutor to Probe Clinton Foundation, State Department Ties, Gabrielle LevyU.S. News & World Report, August 23, 2016 

Op-Ed: U.S. Army makes improper budget adjustments in the trillions, Ken HanlyDigital Journal, August 20, 2016 

Mixed reviews for Oregon public records law draft, Taylor W. AndersonThe Bulletin, August 17, 2016 

Abedin’s Overlapping Jobs Renew Focus on Clinton Conflicts, Ben Brody & Nick WadhamsBloomberg, August 15, 2016 

The Pentagon Money Pit, Dave LindorffCounterpunch, August 11, 2016 

Top Clinton State Department aide helped Clinton Foundation, Drew Griffin and David FitzpatrickCNN, August 11, 2016 

F-35 fighters combat ready, Air Force says, Zachary CohenCNN, August 2, 2016 

Air Force declares F-35A Joint Strike Fighter ready for combat, Tara CoppStars and Stripes, August 2, 2016 

Air Force declares controversial stealth jet ready for combat, Barrie BarberDayton Daily News, August 2, 2016 

U.S. Air Force declares first squadron of F-35 jets combat-ready, Idrees AliReuters, August 2, 2016 

U.S. Air Force Close To Declaring F-35 Jet Combat Ready, Doug CameronWall Street Journal, August 1, 2016 

Tracking foreign influence peddling in America: Tip sheet, David TrillingJournalist's Resource, August 1, 2016 

F-35s at Hill Air Force Base almost ready for combat, commanders say, Nate CarlisleThe Salt Lake Tribune, July 27, 2016 

The Vulnerability of 131 American B61 Nuclear Bombs in Turkey and Europe, With Ian Masters interviewing POGO's Lydia DennettBackground Briefing with Ian Masters, July 20, 2016 

The Problem With Personnel Reform: Who Are the Army’s Best and Brightest?, Robert P. Callahan, Jr.Center for International Maritime Security via Small Wars Journal, July 13, 2016 

Nuclear Agency Brags About Duping Washington Post Reporter, Thomas PhippenThe Daily Caller News Foundation, July 13, 2016 

Pentagon punts propaganda contractor, Tom Vanden Brook and Ray LockerUSA Today, July 12, 2016 

Air Force Faces Rocky Road Ahead For Replacing the A-10, Valerie InsinnaDefense News; defensenews.com, July 11, 2016 

Military-Industrial Election; How defense firms spend campaign cash, Kelley Beaucar VlahosThe American Conservative, July 6, 2016 

Watchdog questions costs of Wright-Patt conference, Barrie Barber Dayton Daily News, June 30, 2016 

The U.S. Navy’s “Fat Leonard Scandal” Highlights the Need for Whistleblower Protection, POGO's Dan Grazier and Elizabeth "Liz" HempowiczThe National Interest; The Buzz, June 28, 2016 

Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries, Stephen BraunMinneapolis StarTribune via Associated Press, June 24, 2016 

Budget Caps Latest Excuse to Retire A-10 Aircraft: Advocates, Bryant JordanDOD Buzz; Online Defense and Acquisition Journal, June 18, 2016 

F-35 Lightning II arrives for this weekend’s air show, Barrie BarberDayton Daily News, June 17, 2016 

Stop Playing Games With The Pentagon Budget, William HartungThe Huffington Post, June 17, 2016 

Top VA Official And Her Hubby Targets In Conflict Of Interest Probe, Kathryn WatsonThe Daily Caller News Foundation, June 16, 2016 

The Price of the New B-21 Stealth Bomber? Sorry, That's a Secret., POGO's Dan GrazierThe National Interest, June 15, 2016 

Senators Vote to Keep Secret the Price of America’s New Stealth Bomber, POGO's Dan GrazierWar Is Boring, June 14, 2016 

Juno spacecraft will reach Jupiter on 4th of July, Bruce SelcraigMy San Antonio; mysanantonio.com, June 13, 2016 

Raytheon touts 'landmark' supply deal as cost-saver, David WichnerArizona Daily Star, June 12, 2016 

Governor’s open records responses keep public on a cold trail, Taylor W. AndersonThe Bulletin, June 12, 2016 

U.S. Senate Not Sold On Pentagon’s F-35 Block Buy Strategy, POGO's Dan GrazierThe National Interest, June 8, 2016 

John McCain Flip-Flops on Pentagon Pork, POGO's Mandy SmithbergerWar Is Boring, June 8, 2016 

Saudi Spotlight, Isaac ArnsdorfPolitico, June 7, 2016 

Top Lobbyist Slow To Disclose Relationship With Saudi Arabia, Andrew PerezNBC News, June 6, 2016 

After 30 Years Since Transparency Debuted in Government, Work Remains, Eyragon Eidam Government Technology; govtech.com, June 3, 2016 

Pentagon Unveils $400,000 Helmets for F-35 Fighter, Matt WeurkerPolitico, June 2, 2016 

Defense Department likely to miss audit deadline, Norman LeahyAMI Newswire, May 31, 2016 

Not Much Bang for the Buck, Richard PalmerThe Trumpet, May 31, 2016 

F-35 Fighter Jet Draws Criticisms as Costs Mount, Bernard ShusmanVOA, May 29, 2016 

The Navy has a shortage of fighter jets — will it hurt our ability to fight future wars?, Mike Hixenbaugh and Courtney MabeusThe Virginian-Pilot, May 27, 2016 

Tomgram: William Hartung, How to Disappear Money, Pentagon-Style , William HartungTomDispatch.com, May 24, 2016 

Fed Consumer Execs Flee For Posh Jobs At Big Banks, Law Firms, Richard PollockThe Libertarian Republic, May 18, 2016 

Is Customs and Border Protection Foregoing Billions in Fees?, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive; govexec.com, May 11, 2016 

National Park Service centennial shares limelight with scandals, Elizabeth ShogrenHigh Country News, May 7, 2016 

Effort to trim four-star commanders to have no impact at MacDill AFB, Howard AltmanThe Tampa Tribune, May 1, 2016 

As More American Boots Hit the Ground in Syria, U.S. Parses “Boots” and “Ground”, Zaid Jilani and Alex EmmonsThe Intercept; theintercept.com, April 29, 2016 

The F-35’s Software Is So Buggy It Might Ground the Whole Fleet, POGO's Dan GrazierMotherboard; motherboard.vice.com, April 26, 2016 

Pentagon Spin Zone: F-35’s Logistics Don’t Matter, POGO's Dan GrazierThe National Interest, April 21, 2016 

Want a leaner federal government? Hire more federal workers., John J. DiIulio Jr. and Paul R. VerkuilThe Washington Post, April 21, 2016 

Don’t Blame a Weaker Military on Money, Daniel L. DavisThe National Interest, April 20, 2016 

Major flaws in U.S. Navy’s Oversight of Service Contractors, POGO's Neil GordonThe National Interest, April 20, 2016 

Afghanistan’s Failed Goat Farm Is the Perfect American Disaster, Matthew GaultWar Is Boring, April 20, 2016 

After We Audit the Pentagon, Maybe We Should Audit the Audit, Jesse WalkerHit & Run Blog; reason.com, April 19, 2016 

Big business, big cash: Thornberry's biggest backers are defense contractors, Aaron DavisAmarillo Globe-News; amarillo.com, April 16, 2016 

NUCLEAR: Ex-appropriator laments 'nuclear bridge to nowhere' , Hannah HessE & E Publishing, LLC, April 13, 2016 

Proposed FOIA Changes Could Shield Pentagon Documents on Torture, Contractor Abuse, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive; govexec.com, April 12, 2016 

Eielson F-35 not yet funded; has Pentagon support , Sam FriedmanNewsminer.com, April 11, 2016 

How Not to Audit the Pentagon, William D. HartungThe American Conservative, April 11, 2016 

Oversight group: F-35 May Not Be Suitable for Combat Before 2022, Hope Hodge SeckDOD Buzz; Online Defense and Acquisition Journal, April 7, 2016 

EPA official who drafted Volkswagen order owns a VW , Kevin BogardusEnvironment & Energy Publishing, March 31, 2016 

When Red Tape Is a Good Thing, Sean MoultonIn Other Words, March 30, 2016 

Remembering the father of the A-10 Warthog, Zachary CohenCNN, March 22, 2016 

Nuclear workers say they were retaliated against for exposing wrongdoing , Lindsay Wise and Sammy Fretwell The Bulletin via McClatchy Washington Bureau , March 21, 2016 

The F-35: Still Failing to Impress , Tim Danahey Tim Danahey Show, March 21, 2016 

Uncontrollable — Pentagon and Corporate Contractors Too Big to Audit, Ralph NaderHuff Post Politics, March 18, 2016 

Why the F-35 May Not Be Combat-Ready Until 2022, Jackie LeoThe Fiscal Times, March 15, 2016 

Oversight group: F-35 May Not Be Suitable for Combat Before 2022, Hope Hodge SeckDOD Buzz, March 14, 2016 

Long list of problems, and fixes, follow jet to Cleveland air show, Stephen KoffCleveland.com, March 8, 2016 

The Pentagon's up-or-out promotion reforms stall amid internal divide, Andrew TilghmanMilitary Times, March 8, 2016 

Letter to the Editor, Joe DeMarco WWII Veteran Jay, N.Y.Caledonian Record, February 26, 2016 

Audit says Robins contractors overpaid by millions, Wayne CrenshawThe Telegraph, February 23, 2016 

Military is not a game, Markos MoulitsasThe Hill, February 23, 2016 

These 8 federal agencies are the worst. Here's how to fix them, Washington Examiner StaffWashington Examiner, February 20, 2016 

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 18, 2016, Press Republican, February 18, 2016 

Addicted to Los Alamos, Kelley VlahosThe American Conservative, February 18, 2016 

Congress expected to dismiss Obama’s military base closure proposal, Tamar HallermanThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 17, 2016 

Top Air Force Acquisition Official Pushed Out Over Link To Northrop, Colin ClarkBreaking Defense, February 12, 2016 

The F-35 Is Still Horribly Broken, Joseph TrevithickWar is Boring, February 9, 2016 

Pentagon releases scathing report on F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Dan LamotheThe Virginian Pilot via The Washington Post, February 5, 2016 

Pentagon's scathing report on F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, Dan LamotheDaily Press via The Washington Post, February 5, 2016 

Test Report Points To F-35 Combat Limits, Bill SweetmanAviation Network via Aviation Week & Space Technology (subscription required), February 4, 2016 

Pentagon's scathing report on the Joint Strike Fighter, Dan LamotheSt. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 4, 2016 

All the ways the F-35 is screwed up, according to the Pentagon’s top weapons tester, Dan LamotheThe Washington Post, February 4, 2016 

Readers Respond to "The Power of Sleep", Scientific American, February 1, 2016 

Strip Petraeus of a star? Ash Carter's unwinnable dilemma, Andrew TilghmanArmy Times, January 30, 2016 

Despite Decades of Stealth, Sticking Points Bedevil F-35 Jet, Clyde HabermanNew York Times, January 24, 2016 

The F-22 Raptor: Program & Events, Defense Industry Daily staffDefense Industry Daily, January 22, 2016 

When Money Can’t Buy An Army, Kelley VlahosThe American Conservative, January 20, 2016 

Industry welcomes closure of Pentagon rule on commercial pricing, Marjorie CenserInsideDefense, January 12, 2016 

Pentagon Slush Fund is Draining the Economy and Militarizing Foreign Policy, Nick Gillespie & Amanda Winklerreason.com, January 5, 2016 

Top Defense Contractors have Paid more than $7 Billion in Misconduct Penalties Since 1995, Noel Brinkerhoff and Steve StraehleyAllGov, December 24, 2015 



Blimp Escape Prompts New Scrutiny by Congress, Alessia GrunbergerBaltimore City Biz List via Capital News Service, December 18, 2015 

How the System Went After a War Hero , With Todd Herman770 KTTH Conservative Radio | Clip starts at the 21:45 mark, December 15, 2015 

Path to Top FDA Post Gets a Bit Rockier for Califf, Michael O'RiordanTCTMD, December 10, 2015 

Feds Gave Sweetheart Deal to Firm Linked To Medical Data Fraud , Richard PollockThe Daily Caller, December 8, 2015 

Despite runaway blimp, lawmakers stand behind troubled missile defense system, David WillmanLos Angeles Times, November 30, 2015 

Major change proposed to how agencies track vendors, Jason MillerFederal News Radio, November 19, 2015 

Questions for President Obama’s Nominee to lead the F.D.A., EditorialThe New York Times, November 16, 2015 

The rainmaker of Wright State, Josh SweigartDayton Daily News, November 15, 2015 

Gold King Mine Spill Contractor Cashed In After The Disaster, Ethan BartonThe Daily Caller, November 12, 2015 

Pentagon, McCain weigh cuts to number of F-35’s, Ana RadelatThe CT Mirror, November 5, 2015 

Latest Obama Transparency Plan Seeks Improved Email Recordkeeping, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive (govexec.com), November 4, 2015 

Blimp fiasco renews criticism of costly military surveillance program, Kelley Beaucar VlahosFox News, November 1, 2015 

McSally Outs USAF on A-10, F-35 Operational Testing, David AhumadaArizona Daily Independent, November 1, 2015 

Controversial Green Beret Retires Quietly With High Award, Jeff SteinNewsweek, October 31, 2015 

The Tea Partier Who Loves Wasting Billions on Cold War Weapons, David AxeThe Daily Beast, October 15, 2015 

FDA was ‘lax’ and kowtowed to drugmaker in review of controversial blood thinner, watchdog says, Lisa ReinThe Washington Post | Federal Eye, October 15, 2015 

Trim the Pentagon's Shadow Workforce, William D. HartungU.S. News & World Report, October 8, 2015 

Pentagon warns of consolidation risk, John M. Donnelly San Angelo Standard Times, October 6, 2015 

The Folly of IRS Privatization, Nathan NewmanHuffington Post; Politics Blog, October 2, 2015 

More Bad News for the F-35, the Plane That Ate the Pentagon, Jonathan BroderNewsweek, September 30, 2015 

Will Hillary Clinton benefit from an ‘un-American double standard’?, Greg GordonMiami Herald via McClatchy, September 29, 2015 

Clinton Wrecked State Department’s Post-9/11 Digital Information Security, Richard PollockThe Daily Caller, September 27, 2015 

US Marines' Version of F-35 Fighter Is Not Ready for Real Combat, Sputnick News, September 16, 2015 

F-35 tests fell short, Pentagon report says, Zachary CohenCNN Politics, September 16, 2015 

The Marines’ recent test of their F-35 variant, Ben Watson and Bradley PenistonThe D Brief; from Defense One, September 15, 2015 

DoD report claims Marine F-35B is not ready for combat, Matthew L. SchehlMilitary Times, September 15, 2015 

USAF FY17 Budget Targets A-10, ADI News ServiceArizona Daily Independent, September 15, 2015 

Pentagon says F-35 operational test aboard USS Wasp did not measure up, Christian DavenportStars and Stripes via The Washington Post, September 15, 2015 

Pentagon weapons tester calls F-35 evaluation into question, Christian DavenportThe Washington Post, September 15, 2015 

Pentagon Testing Office Calls Foul on F-35B 'Operational Test' , SWJ EditorsSmall Wars Journal, September 15, 2015 

F-35 tests fell short despite claims, Pentagon report says, Zachary CohenWAPT News via CNN, September 15, 2015 

How Combat Ready Is The F-35? Pentagon Rebuts Doubts, Gillian RichInvetors.com; Investor's Business Daily, September 15, 2015 

The National Security Daily Brief from Foreign Policy, Paul McLeary with Adam RawnsleySituation Report, September 15, 2015 

Pentagon Testing Office Calls Foul on F-35B 'Operational Test', By POGO's Mandy Smithberger and Dan GrazierReal Clear Defense, September 14, 2015 

Not A Big Surprise: The Marines' F-35 Operational Test Was Far From Operational, Tyler RogowayFox Trot Alpha, September 14, 2015 

The Marines’ F-35s Are Not Ready for Combat, By POGO's Mandy Smithberger and Dan GrazierWar Is Boring, September 14, 2015 

EPA Coming Clean but Gold King a Gold Mine for Contractors, POGO's Scott H. Amey and Meg LentzTruthout, September 10, 2015 

Pentagon Turns to F-22 Raptor to Counter Russia in Europe, Martin MatishakThe Fiscal Times, August 25, 2015 

Inspector Critiques U.S. Spending in Afghanistan, to Dramatic Effect, Ron NixonThe New York Times, August 24, 2015 

Ammo made in Independence ends up with ‘Islamic State’ fighters , Scott CanonThe Wichita Eagle, August 14, 2015 

F-35B Declared Combat Ready, but More Development Remains, Stew MagnusonNational Defense Magazine, August 14, 2015 

VA drops subpoena for whistleblower info, Jordain CarneyThe Hill, August 12, 2015 

Watchdogs: Justice Department handcuffing IGs, whistleblowers, Nicole DuranThe Washington Examiner, August 6, 2015 

IGs Aren’t Taking Justice Department Rejection Lying Down, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive (govexec.com), August 4, 2015 

Marines Say Costly F-35 Jet Fighter Is Finally Ready, Doug CameronWall Street Journal, July 31, 2015 

Critics: VA IG oversight is complicit in retaliation, out to protect agency, Heath DruzinStars and Stripes, July 30, 2015 

How Thirty Year-Old F-16s Defeat the New $1.5 Trillion F-35s , Tim DanaheyTim Danahey Show, July 30, 2015 

CNBC Fast Money: Love Of A Lifetime Stocks , Chen XushuangShares Investment, July 29, 2015 

The Missing Hillary Emails No One Can Explain, Alexa Corse and Shane HarrisThe Daily Beast, July 28, 2015 

Leaked Report Highlights F-35 Deficiencies, Corporate Crime Reporter, July 28, 2015 

The CIA Paid This Contractor $40 Million to Review Torture Documents, Jason LeopoldVice News, July 27, 2015 

U.S. Screening on Foreign Projects Roils Aid Groups, Ron NixonThe New York Times, July 11, 2015 

The US Army Will Cut 40K Soldiers — But It Might Not Matter, Dean DeChiaroVice News, July 9, 2015 

Georgia to lose 4,350 soldiers as part of U.S. military retrenchment, Mark Davis and Jeremy RedmonThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution , July 8, 2015 

Budget News, Federal News Radio 1500 AM, June 22, 2015 

Don’t rush forward on the F-35, William D. HartungThe Hill; Congress Blog, June 22, 2015 

Has America changed since Edward Snowden's disclosures?, David SirotaSummit Daily, June 14, 2015 

Bipartisan Agreement: Foreign Governments Pay Former Senate Leaders to Sell TPP, Ari Rabin-HavtNew York Observer, June 11, 2015 

Free Speech Zone, Alyona MinkovskiHuff Post Live; Whistleblower Protection Story begins around 10:04., June 10, 2015 

Should the National Labs be exempt from FITARA?, Adam MazmanianFCW.com, June 8, 2015 

Did Obama's pick to head Navy break lobbying law?, Austin Wright and Philip Ewing Politico, June 8, 2015 

Did Obama's pick to head Navy break lobbying law?, Austin Wright and Philip EwingPolitico, June 8, 2015 

Commerce IG retires amid scrutiny from lawmakers, Shefali KapadiaFederal News Radio, June 4, 2015 

Obama administration criticized for delay in filling watchdog jobs , Samantha EhlingerMiami Herald via McClatchy Washington Bureau, June 4, 2015 

Watchdogs at risk of becoming agency lap dogs, Michael O'ConnellFederal News Radio, June 3, 2015 

Senate Panel Says Obama Administration Lacks Watchdogs, Brian NaylorNational Public Radio (NPR), June 3, 2015 

'More lapdog than watchdog', Eli GorskiFCW.com, June 3, 2015 

Goldman Sachs Managing Director Moving To SEC In Senior Adviser Position, Clark MindockInternational Business Times, May 28, 2015 

Phoenix VA bosses said mired in personal conflicts, Dennis Wagner, The Arizona RepublicUSA Today, May 24, 2015 

Government shrinks, but costs grow, Richard DoakThe DesMoines Register, May 23, 2015 

POGO opposes GSA canceling price reduction clause provision, Ryan McDermottFierce Government, May 19, 2015 

‘Thankyou' E-Mail Shows Guilty Bank's Efforts to Keep Business Rolling, Neil WeinbergBloomberg Business, May 19, 2015 

Defense IG Official Caught Up in 'Zero Dark Thirty' Dispute Lands on Her Feet, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive (GovExec.com), May 15, 2015 

Defense budget fight hits House floor, Jeremy HerbPolitico, May 14, 2015 

In House bill, arms makers wrote their own rules, Austin Wright and Leigh MunsilPolitico, May 12, 2015 

Pentagon Intel Chief Retires Citing No Wrongdoing in ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Leak, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive (goveexec.com), April 30, 2015 

Newly Revealed Memo Revives Flap Over ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Disclosures, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive (GovExec.com), April 20, 2015 

Outsourcing jobs a foolish idea, Nancy Lorback, West GoshenDaily Local News; Opinion , April 19, 2015 

Is New York’s Liberal Attorney General Mixing Work With Fundraising?, Richard PollockThe Daily Caller, April 17, 2015 

Navy overtime scam: Civilian workers charged for bogus pay, Kellan HowellThe Washington Times, April 16, 2015 

Report: 2-star improperly accepted hotel suite, David LarterNavy Times, April 10, 2015 

General sacked for remarks that raised congressional ire, Philip Ewing and Jeremy HerbPolitico, April 10, 2015 

Will Obama Fire a Scandal-Plagued Watchdog?, Brianna EhleyThe Fiscal Times, April 9, 2015 

Are Civilian Agencies Held to a Higher Standard Than the Military?, Katherine McIntire Peters Government Executive (GovExec.com), April 9, 2015 

Whistleblower advocates tell Obama Commerce Department watchdog has got to go, Mark TapscottThe Washington Examiner, April 9, 2015 

Are State Department Contractors Shortchanging Whistleblowers?, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive (GovExec.com), April 7, 2015 

FERC: Employees negotiate for industry jobs under agency's eye , Hannah Northey and Kevin BogardusE & E Publishing, Ltd; Greenwire, April 7, 2015 

Troubled Logistics System Critical to F-35’s Future, Valerie InsinnaNational Defense Magazine, April 1, 2015 

Editorial: Call for transparency, EditorialAir Force Times, March 30, 2015 

The carrier omnishambles and the FUBAR plane, Robbie DinwoodieThe Herald Scotland, March 26, 2015 

One More Question on Hillary Clinton E-Mails: Where Was the Watchdog?, Arit JohnBloomberg News, March 24, 2015 

How Privatization Degrades Our Daily Lives, Paul BuchheitCommon Dreams, March 23, 2015 

Sunshine Week: What can the government do to be more transparent for you?, Josh HicksThe Washington Post | Federal Eye, March 17, 2015 

The F-35 Is Still FUBAR, AJ VicensMother Jones, March 17, 2015 

SEC Examinations Director Raises Eyebrows With Flattery Of Private Equity, Owen DavisInternational Business Times, March 17, 2015 

Help Americans keep watch on government , EditorialThe Kansas City Star, March 16, 2015 

Whistleblowers and the prosecution loophole, Shanna Devine and Liz HempowiczThe Hill, March 12, 2015 

Even CBO Is Stumped on the Size of the Contractor Workforce, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive (GovExec.com), March 12, 2015 

Obama chained State watchdog while Clinton sent emails, Susan CrabtreeThe Washington Examiner, March 10, 2015 

Critics push back at Hillary Clinton's email tweet, Mark TapscottThe Washington Post | Federal Eye, March 6, 2015 

Clinton's E-Mails Mock Transparency Campaign, Josh Rogin & Eli Lake Bloomberg View, March 5, 2015 

Jeb Bush Is Taking Foreign Policy Advice From These Influence Peddlers, Paul BlumenthalThe Huffington Post, March 5, 2015 

Pentagon Plans Cost-Plus Deal for New Bomber, Doug CameronThe Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2015 

Transparency advocates condemn Clinton's secretive private email account, Mark TapscottThe Washington Examiner, March 3, 2015 

5 Government Reforms That Could Save Billions, Brianna EhleyThe Fiscal Times, February 19, 2015 

Air Force News, Francis RoseIn Depth with Federal News Radio, February 15, 2015 

Changing of the Guard on Oversight Panels, Tim SparksRoll Call via Congressional Quarterly, February 13, 2015 

Ashton Carter confirmed as next secretary of defense, 93-5 , Jon HarperStars and Stripes, February 12, 2015 

Air Force confirms use of A-10 in limited strikes in Syria, Fred LambertUPI.com, February 12, 2015 

U.S. Gen. John Campbell to explain Afghan troop information concealment, Maggie YbarraThe Washington Times, February 11, 2015 

Air Force General’s Treason Coments Spark Investigation , Charles S. ClarkDefense One, February 8, 2015 

IG Probes Air Force 2-Star’s Treason Charge, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, govexec.com, February 6, 2015 

A-10 warplane tops list for friendly-fire deaths, Tom Vanden BrookAir Force Times via USA Today, February 6, 2015 

'Fat Leonard' Navy Scandal Shows Need For More Scrutiny Over US Defense Contracts, Cristina Silva International Business Times, January 16, 2015 



Foreign lobbying oversight found lax, Philip EwingPolitico, December 16, 2014 

Lobbyists For Foreign Interests May Be Violating U.S. Law [REPORT], Michelle JonesValueWalk, December 16, 2014 

Watchdog’s Foreign Lobbying Audit Finds ‘Lax Enforcement’, Andrew RamonasLegal Times, December 16, 2014 

Foreign lobbying enforcement 'lax', Megan R. WilsonThe Hill, December 16, 2014 

Pensions and perks for brass questioned by Congress, Tom Vanden BrookUSA Today, December 11, 2014 

Watchdog probe pressures Pentagon to control contracted-out spending, Sarah WestwoodThe Washington Examiner; Watchdog: Follow the Money, December 11, 2014 

In wake of missteps, Udall says LANL manager’s contract needs ‘hard look’, Staci MatlockThe New Mexican, December 9, 2014 

Supreme Group Fined $389 Million for Overcharging Pentagon, Doug CameronThe Wall Street Journal, December 8, 2014 

Former Halliburton Subsidiary Managing Construction of First US Tar Sands Mine , Rachael StoeveTrouthout.org, December 7, 2014 

New Mexico issues fines of $54 million for nuclear waste mishaps, Ralph VartabedianMcClatchey National News, December 6, 2014 

Congress cuts pensions for generals, admirals that ballooned during wars, Douglas ErnstThe Washington Times, December 4, 2014 

Congress docks pensions for senior Pentagon brass, Tom Vanden BrookUSA Today, December 3, 2014 

Pentagon Blasted for Stalled Tracking of Services Contractors, Charles S. Clark Government Executive (GovExec.com), December 1, 2014 

Liberal Treasury Nominee’s Wall St. Prowess May Be a Vulnerability, Jonathan WeismanThe New York Times, November 27, 2014 

Darpa defends decision to give $828,000 no-bid contract to ex-employee, Spencer AckermanThe Guardian, November 14, 2014 

A-10 backers rally against latest plan to ground planes, Craig SmithKGUN9, November 13, 2014 

Virginia braces for aftershocks from Wallops explosion, By Kenric Ward Watchdog.org, October 30, 2014 

Democratic congressman pressured VA to help politically connected contractor, By Jim McElhattonThe Washington Times, October 29, 2014 

VA morale low, but actions by new boss could change things, By Joe DavidsonThe Washington Post | Federal Eye, October 19, 2014 

Stop Saying the Pentagon Can’t Pay for Our Wars, POGO's Ethan Rosenkranz and Erica Fein and Stephen MilesDefense One, October 15, 2014 

Sunlight is better than darkness, By POGO's Michael SmallbergThe Hill; Congress Blog, October 11, 2014 

Why Everyone is Lobbying on the F-35 Fighter Jet , By Tess VandenDolder In The Capital; http://inthecapital.streetwise.co, October 9, 2014 

U.S. Air Force probed for scrapping costly planes bought for Afghans, By Andrea ShalalReuters, October 9, 2014 

The Mighty F-35 Lobby, By Austin WrightPolitico, October 6, 2014 

The Many, Many Ideas to Fix the Broken Security Clearance Process, Eric KatzGovernment Executive (govexec.com), September 29, 2014 

DOD can't track its vast real estate holdings, Mark Tapscott The Washington Examiner, September 20, 2014 

US Army general accused -- again -- of obstructing probe of grisly Afghan hospital, Barnini ChakrabortyFox News; Politics, August 19, 2014 

White House reverses policy on lobbyists, Ashley WestermanFSRNl; Free Speech Radio News, August 15, 2014 

IG: Former DARPA head promoted own company, violating rules, Andrew TilghmanNavy Times, August 13, 2014 

What Obama’s new executive order means for federal contractors, Amrita JayakumarThe Washington Post, August 10, 2014 

Veterans Affairs News, Tom Temin and Emily KoppFederal News Radio, July 23, 2014 

Sink or swim time for Trident subs, Steve Liewer and Joseph MortonThe World-Herald via Omaha.com, July 16, 2014 

More than 18,500 petitioners tell Veterans Affairs IG to drop demand for POGO records, Kelly CohenThe Washington Examiner, July 16, 2014 

Not sharing the wealth in D.C., Rich ElfersThe Enumclaw Courier Herald, June 24, 2014 

Contractor that vetted Snowden gets load of work after paying lobbyists, Jim McElhattonThe Washington Times, June 18, 2014 

CFPB official wants to silence a whistleblower before he can talk to Congress, Richard PollockThe Washington Examiner, June 17, 2014 

Fight between two watchdogs in VA drama could affect federal whistleblowers, Joe DavidsonThe Washington Post | The Federal Diary, June 15, 2014 

Supreme Court rules against homeowners in toxic water case, CBS News; Associated Press, June 9, 2014 

U.S. punishing more federal contractors for poor performance, Justin GeorgeThe Baltimore Sun, June 2, 2014 

Intel Community Whistleblowers Enter the Post-Snowden Era, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive at govexec.com, June 2, 2014 

POGO Blows the Lid Off Veterans Affairs Scandal, Brianna EhleyThe Fiscal Times, May 30, 2014 

NYC’s Simple Plan for Reducing IT Fraud and Waste, Tod NewcombeGoverning; The States and Localities, May 28, 2014 

Armed Services committees reject White House blueprint for military budget cuts, Ernesto LondoñoThe Washington Post, May 24, 2014 

EPA: Outside groups shelled out $4.5M for agency officials' travel , Kevin Bogardus and Robin Bravender, E&E reportersE & E Publishing LLC; Greenwire, May 22, 2014 

Northrop Grumman improperly charged government more than $100 million, IG says, Christian DavenportThe Washington Post, May 19, 2014 

Veterans Group Will Launch Whistleblower Project After VA Hospital Scandal, Evan McMorris-Santoro Buzzfeed, May 15, 2014 

Whistle-blower website launched to expose VA wrongdoing, Joshua Rhett MillerFox News, May 15, 2014 

What to Expect at Thursday’s Senate Hearing on VA Deaths, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive at govexec.com, May 14, 2014 

Full Disclosure: Tough message on labor violations took nearly 7 years to deliver, James Eli ShifferStarTribune.com, May 10, 2014 

Sikorsky Wins Contract To Build New Presidential Helicopters, Brian DowlingThe Hartford Courant, May 8, 2014 

Navy to award contract for Marine One helicopter fleet in shadow of previous failure, Christian DavenportThe Washington Post, April 23, 2014 

We must take care of Camp Lejeune’s betrayed, Heather White and Angela CanterburyThe Hill; Congress Blog, April 22, 2014 

We still can’t afford the F-35, William D. HartungThe Hill, April 14, 2014 

Aid agency accused of coverup in Afghanistan, Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY USA Today, April 3, 2014 

Inspector General Reviewing Postal Service Real Estate Deals, Jennifer G. HickeyNewsMax, April 3, 2014 

Aviation Insider: F-35 Lightning II , Robert F. DorrFlight Journal, March 31, 2014 

U.S. Government Gives Out $164 Billion in Non-Competitive Contracts in One Year, Steve StraehleyAllGov.com; Everything Our Government Really Does, March 31, 2014 

Retiring the Air Force's star player is a mistake, A-10 supporters say, David Wichner David Wichner wichner@azstarnet.com 2Arizona Daily Star, March 30, 2014 

An Unauthorized Leak on Unauthorized 'Zero Dark Thirty' Remarks?, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive at govexec.com, March 28, 2014 

Study finds mass misconduct by federal prosecutors, Radley BalkoThe Washington Post | The Watch; A reported opinion blog on civil liberties and the criminal justice system, March 26, 2014 

GAO Questions Affordability of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive at govexec.com, March 24, 2014 

U.S. Joins Global Transparency Tide in Extractives Sector, Carey L. BironIPS Inter Press Service News Agency, March 24, 2014 

Experts Tell Defense Planners to Expect Unexpected, Barrie BarberMilitary.com, March 23, 2014 

EITI board approves US application for candidacy, Nick Snow Oil & Gas Journal, March 19, 2014 

Four SASC panels to hold open markups, Austin WrightPolitico (subscription required), March 19, 2014 

Homeland Security Dept. Finally Gets an Inspector General after a 3-Year Vacancy…9 More IG Positions Still Unfilled, Steve StraehleyAllGov.com; Everything Our Government Really Does, March 17, 2014 

National security leaders spend U.S. into $1 trillion 'poorhouse', Kenric WardThe Examiner, March 17, 2014 

No Wonder There’s So Much Government Waste, Charles ClarkGovernment Executive at govexec.com, March 16, 2014 

US May Experience Constitutional Crisis, Finds The Intercept , Farooque ChowdhuryThe Intercept, March 15, 2014 

How the US intelligence community attempts to rebrand itself – on Tumblr, Spencer AckermanThe Guardian, March 14, 2014 

Justice Department Bad Boys: More Than 650 Cases of Misconduct Documented in 12-Year Period, Dana LiebelsonMother Jones; Political MoJo, March 14, 2014 

Report Documents Prosecutorial Misconduct, Corporate Crime Reporter, March 13, 2014 

Senators Want Watchdog To Investigate Federal Prosecutorial Misconduct, Carrie JohnsonNational Public Radio - NPR, March 13, 2014 

Justice Department refuses info on hundreds of prosecutor misconduct cases, Jim McElhattonThe Washington Times, March 13, 2014 

Federal inspector to audit Maryland health exchange, John FritzeThe Baltimore Sun, March 9, 2014 

Justice Dept. Sides with Polluters in Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Case, Noel BrinkerhoffAllGov.com; Everything Our Government Really Does, March 8, 2014 

A-10's prowess touted as pressure grows to retire jet, Emily BregelStars and Stripes via The Arizona Daily Star, March 6, 2014 

The Pentagon's Phony Budget War, Mattea KramerMother Jones, March 6, 2014 

Is NSA Chief Trying to Silence Media Reporting on Surveillance Leaks?, Lauren McCauleyMintPress News, March 5, 2014 

NSA chief criticises media and suggests UK was right to detain David Miranda, Spencer AckermanThe Guardian, March 4, 2014 

Accenture's success has come despite checkered federal contracting history, Richard PollockThe Washington Examiner, February 28, 2014 

The Era of Security Clearance Self-Review Could Be Permanently Over, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive at govexec.com, February 28, 2014 

Whistleblower Groups Increase Security Following a Mysterious Break-in, George Zornick The Nation, February 27, 2014 

FDA: Safeguards will protect whistleblower rights, Lisa ReinThe Washington Post, February 26, 2014 

FDA on Defensive for Snooping on Employees’ Computers, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive at govexec.com, February 26, 2014 

Citi Alumni Are Force in Nation's Capital, Stephanie Armour and Shayndi RaiceThe Wall Street Journal, February 25, 2014 

Proposed Pentagon budget favors high-tech over personnel, Jon HarperStars and Stripes, February 24, 2014 

Pentagon's Chuck Hagel plans to downsize US military, David WillisBBC News, February 24, 2014 

Break-in at offices of government watchdog group, Lisa ReinThe Washington Post | Federal Eye, February 23, 2014 

Washington Whistleblowers Office Bolstering Security After Break-in, Jeff SteinNewsweek, February 21, 2014 

'Windfalls of war': Companies with spotty records making billions off Afghanistan, Kelley Beaucar VlahosFox News, February 20, 2014 

FBI Secretive About Spy Gear Technology, Carl PrineMcClatchy News Service via Government Technology govtech.com, February 18, 2014 

FBI closely guards details of spy gear technology, Carl Prine TribLIVE.com - Pittsburgh's News Source, February 16, 2014 

The Men Who Really Run the Pentagon, POGO's Winslow WheelerCounterPunch, February 14, 2014 

When politicians help friends, Elizabeth TitusPolitico, February 14, 2014 

USAID cancels contract for good news from Afghanistan, Tom Vanden BrookUSA Today, February 13, 2014 

Chuck Hagel: The Invisible Man, Kelley VlahosThe American Conservative, January 23, 2014 

Could better whistleblower protections prevent another Snowden from happening?, Joe DavidsonThe Washington Post | The Federal Diary, January 21, 2014 

The Pentagon has no defense against lawmakers and their spending, Walter PincusThe Washington Post, January 20, 2014 

$1B in Air Force cargo planes sent to boneyard get new missions, Barrie BarberStars and Stripes via Dayton (Ohio) Daily News, January 20, 2014 

Fans say Snowden is vindicated, deserves amnesty for leaks, Hannah AllamMcClatchy Washington Bureau, January 17, 2014 

SEC reviews holdings of staff in New York, Dave MichaelsBloomberg; BusinessDay | BD Live, January 17, 2014 

Obama to end NSA data collection 'as it currently exists', Julian Hattem, Kate Tummarello and Justin SinkThe Hill, January 17, 2014 

Obama Unveiling NSA Changes After Hand Forced by Snowden’s Leaks, Chris Strohm and Margaret TalevBloomberg Businessweek, January 17, 2014 

NSA surveillance: privacy board denies being sidelined by Obama, Spencer AckermanThe Guardian, January 16, 2014 

Admirers Join Forces to Save 'Warthog' Jet, Dion NissenbaumWall Street Journal, January 14, 2014 

Obama administration awards another noncompetitive contract for healthcare.gov, Richard PollockThe Washington Examiner, January 14, 2014 

Government to drop lead contractor of health care site, Kelly KennedyUSA Today, January 10, 2014 

U.S. to part with contractor CGI for Obamacare Website, Roberta Rampton and Caroline HumerReuters, January 10, 2014 

Watchdog groups urge Congress to reform Pentagon spending, J. Taylor RushingStars and Stripes, January 9, 2014 

DoD's McGrath heads to Deloitte, Sean Reilly Federal Times, January 9, 2014 

Obama spins revolving door again: Former lobbyist named to Energy Dept. post, Jim McElhattonThe Washington Times, January 9, 2014 

Forever Temp?, Sarah JaffeeIn These Times, January 6, 2014 

Not Getting Their Money’s Worth, The Editorial BoardThe New York Times, January 3, 2014 

SEC’s Revolving Door To Turn A Little Slower, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, January 2, 2014 



Obama’s contracting chief uses revolving door for job at reverse-auction company, Jim McElhattonThe Washington Times, December 26, 2013 

'Wastebook' spending not as simple as Coburn makes it out to be, Ali WeinbergNBC News, December 20, 2013 

4 Reasons Taxpayers Should Be Angry Budget Deal Fattens Pentagon, Laura MatthewsInternational Business Times, December 20, 2013 

Conflicting contractor caps in budget, defense bill, Adam MazmanianFCW, December 19, 2013 

Final Report Confirms Misconduct at Bush-Era Office of Special Counsel, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, December 19, 2013 

Budget deal blows the Pentagon’s diet, POGO's Ethan RosenkranzThe Hill; Congress Blog, December 17, 2013 

Government seeks health website tech help, Kelly KennedyUSA Today, December 17, 2013 

Senators reverse automatic bump in contractor pay, J. Taylor RushingStars and Stripes, December 17, 2013 

Gary Patton out in DOD sexual assault post, Darren SamuelsohnPolitico, December 16, 2013 

U.S. Congress poised to limit contractor pay: Is $487,000 a year enough?, Andy SullivanReuters, December 12, 2013 

Hidden Obamacare Website Costs Show Lack of Transparency, Kathleen Miller and Alex WayneBloomberg Businessweek, December 10, 2013 

U.S. bomber planes may carry $81 billion price tag, Tony CapaccioBloomberg News; The Columbus Dispatch, December 9, 2013 

Sen. Wyden: Whistle-blowers targeted for retaliation at Ore. power agency, By Laura Barron-LopezThe Hill, December 5, 2013 

Pentagon’s bosses thwart accurate audit of DOD’s main accounting office, James Rosen and Marisa TaylorMcClatchy Washington Bureau, November 22, 2013 

Politico’s Mike Allen, native advertising pioneer, Erik WempleThe Washington Post, November 20, 2013 

2WTK: Company Behind Food Stamp Program Has History Of Complaints, Benjamin BriscoeWFMY - NBC News, November 13, 2013 

Slowing the Revolving Door Between Public and Private Jobs, Ben ProtessThe New York Times; Dealb%k, November 11, 2013 

Northrop Grumman’s Drone Campaign, Brandon ConradisOpenSecrets.org, November 8, 2013 

Obamacare: What is Obamacare costing you?, Kris Van CleaveWJLA Channel 7; ABC Affiliate, October 21, 2013 

A Radioactive Poster Child for Government Waste, POGO's Lydia DennettOther Words, October 16, 2013 

Boeing’s Pentagon Charges Questioned in Audits Four Times, Tony CapaccioBloomberg, October 14, 2013 

Feds reviewed only one bid for Obamacare website design, Richard PollockWashington Examiner, October 13, 2013 

Supreme Owner Made a Billionaire Feeding U.S. War Machine, David de JongBloomberg, October 7, 2013 

New Air Force planes parked in Arizona ‘boneyard’, Josh SweigartDayton Daily News, October 6, 2013 

Senator: Probe of Secret Service prostitution scandal raises doubts about IG’s independence, Jeffrey AndersonThe Washington Times, September 25, 2013 

Lawmakers Highlight Poor-Performing VA Execs Awarded Bonuses , Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, September 5, 2013 

Treasury IG Faces Its Own Lawsuit Alleging FOIA Violations, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, September 3, 2013 

New project shines light on VA mismanagement, Colby HochmuthFedScoop, August 30, 2013 

BP, EPA Spar Over Government Contract Suspension, Kate SheppardThe Huffington Post, August 23, 2013 

Area 51: Secrets under the sun, Richard LeibyThe Washington Post, August 20, 2013 

New Web site allows easy salary spying on federal workers, Josh HicksThe Washington Post | Federal Eye, August 16, 2013 

Booz Allen Keeps Winning Government Security Contracts After Snowden Leak, Filipa IoannouThe Daily Beast, August 15, 2013 

Leadership of intell review group remains unclear, Amber CorrinFederal Computer Week; FCW.com, August 14, 2013 

Editorial: SRS Security failure may warrant added funds, The Editorial BoardAiken Standard, August 4, 2013 

Regulators hiding data on foreclosure practices, POGO's Angela Canterbury and Open The Government's Amy BennettSan Francisco Chronicle Op-Ed, August 2, 2013 

Pentagon moves to reduce housing expenses for generals, Bryan KoenigCNN; Security Clearance, July 22, 2013 

A Legal Bane of Wall Street Switches Sides, Ben Protess and Peter LattmanThe New York Times; Dealb%k, July 22, 2013 

The case against EPA political bias, By Erica MartinsonPOLITICO, July 21, 2013 

Lessons from Snowden: Another Perspective, By J. David Cox Sr.Washington Technology, July 19, 2013 

Camouflage costs lead to military dispute, by Nancy Marshall-GenzerMarketplace, July 18, 2013 

President Obama nominates USAID IG, but many watchdog vacancies remain unfilled, Michal CongerThe Washington Examiner, July 18, 2013 

Idled Air Force Squadrons Resume Flights, By JULIAN E. BARNES and DAMIAN PALETTAThe Wall Street Journal, July 15, 2013 

Snowden case not the first embarrassment for Booz Allen, or D.C. contracting industry, Tom Hamburger and Robert O’Harrow Jr.The Washington Post, July 8, 2013 

A new wrinkle in the investigation of Allen's e-mails, Tom Vanden BrookUSA Today, July 3, 2013 

New protections coming for disgruntled intelligence workers, Douglas BirchCenter for Public Integrity, July 2, 2013 

Immigration deal would boost defense manufacturers, Jahi Chikwendiu and Alice CritesThe Washington Post, July 1, 2013 

Whistle-blower protections reach ‘uncharted territory’, Cory Bennett FedScoop, June 28, 2013 

A voice for whistle-blowers, By Jeremy HerbThe Hill, June 25, 2013 

U.S. Intelligence Contractors, C-Span | Washington Journal , June 25, 2013 

How do whistleblower advocates deal with Edward Snowden’s case?, Joe Davidson The Washington Post | The Federal Diary, June 24, 2013 

Prying Private Eyes, The Editorial BoardThe New York Times, June 20, 2013 

POGO Once Again Presses SASC To Open Markups, Jonathan Topaz and Stephanie GaskellPolitico; Morning Defense, June 20, 2013 

After Benghazi, embassy security checks hit by sequester, Jim McElhattonFederal Times, June 20, 2013 

Nine Inspector General Posts Remain Unfilled Leading To Concerns Over Government Oversight , Christopher HarressInternational Business Times, June 20, 2013 

Intelligence contractors omitted from whistleblower protections, Joe Davidson The Washington Post, Federal Diary, June 19, 2013 

Leon Panetta gave Hollywood exec top secret info on Bin Laden raid's SEAL unit, leader, Mark TapscottThe Washington Examiner, June 5, 2013 

Report: Leon Panetta revealed classified SEAL unit info, Josh GersteinPolitico, June 5, 2013 

FEMA insights from a departing chief of staff, John HicksThe Washington Post, May 31, 2013 

Top Watchdogs Absent at Agencies Representing 58% of U.S. Budget, Danielle IvoryBloomberg Businessweek, May 28, 2013 

Obama rapped for lack of transparency, Craig Smith TribLive News, May 26, 2013 

Report raps military propaganda efforts as ineffective, Tom Vanden BrookUSA Today, May 23, 2013 

White House knew IRS probe findings earlier, Zachary A. Goldfarb and Juliet EilperinThe Washington Post, May 20, 2013 

Secret U.S. Trawl of AP Calls Decried by Press Groups, Jim SnyderBloomberg, May 14, 2013 

Lockheed CEO Backs F-35 , Dion NissenbaumWall Street Journal, May 14, 2013 

Taxpayers Could Foot Bill For Fannie Mae Fraud Settlement, Guest Contributor, POGO's Michael SmallbergForbes, May 13, 2013 

Senate considering bill to ban tax scofflaw contractors, Tom Vanden BrookUSA Today, May 2, 2013 

Trial Begins For Protesters Who Broke Into Nuclear Complex, Matt PowellNational Public Radio - NPR; All Things Considered, April 30, 2013 

Ruling in TSA Air Marshal Case Hailed by Whistleblower Advocates, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, April 30, 2013 

The Prophet's of Oak Ridge, Writing: Dan Zak; Photography: Linda Davidson; Illustration: Jeffrey SmithThe Washington Post, April 29, 2013 

For whistleblowers, fraying protection, Joe Wilson, former Ambassador and Danielle Brian, POGOMSNBC, April 24, 2013 

Executive pay balloons for federal contractors; small businesses add up to big gap, Luke RosiakThe Washington Times, April 22, 2013 

Local scientists developing tests for vaccines against bioterror threats, Richard BurnettOrlando Sentinel, April 11, 2013 

Could feds run afoul of vague 'political intelligence' guidelines?, Adam MazmanianFCW.com, April 4, 2013 

How a contracting official scammed more than $30M, Jim McElhattonFederal Times, April 1, 2013 

Contractor compensation still under fire, Marjorie CenserThe Washington Post, March 17, 2013 

Oversight panel pushes for transparency, Erica MartinsonPolitico, March 14, 2013 

Legislators claim culture of secrecy threatens open government, Camille TuuttiFederal Computer Week; FCW.com, March 13, 2013 

Feds Spend Big on Outside Legal Work, Andrew Ramonas The National Law Journal, March 13, 2013 

Sunshine Week: FOIA use grows but transparency declines despite Obama promises, Mark TapscottThe Washington Examiner, March 10, 2013 

F-35 Report Warns of Visibility Risks, Other Dangers, Aaron Mehta Defense News, March 6, 2013 

Obama Memo on ‘Sensitive’ Jobs Stirs Whistle-Blower Fears, Margaret TalevBloomberg, February 27, 2013 

Ships Leaking $37 Billion Reflect Eisenhower’s Warning, David Lerman & Nick TaborekBloomberg, February 20, 2013 

Reach For The Sky, Andrew Fowler and Clay HichensABC; Australian Broadcasting Corp , February 18, 2013 

Bill Moyers Essay: As the SEC Door Revolves, Producer: Julia Conley. Editor: Paul Henry Desjarlais.Bill Moyers & Company, February 15, 2013 

SEC Revolving Door Fuels Wall Street's Too Big To Fail Problem , Zach CarterThe Huffington Post, February 11, 2013 

SEC's Revolving Door, With Scott CohnCNBC (Video Running Time 3:08), February 11, 2013 

S.E.C.’s Revolving Door Hurts Its Effectiveness, Report Says, Ben Protess and Susanne CraigThe New York Times; Dealb%k, February 11, 2013 

Watchdog Finds Well-Oiled Revolving Door Linking SEC and Industry, Kristin RobertsNational Journal, February 11, 2013 

'Revolving door' may have hurt SEC money fund reforms -report, Sarah N. LynchReuters, February 11, 2013 

Intel Firm Paid CIA Nominee Well As He Left for White House, Aram RostonDefenseNews, February 4, 2013 

Feds to disclose what drug companies pay to doctors and hospitals, Angela HarrisDigital Journal, February 3, 2013 

Convicted felon's role in FEMA contracts questioned, Richard PollockThe Washington Examiner, January 22, 2013 

Thankless DOD Inspector General routinely ignored, Kevin Baron Foreign Policy; National Security, January 14, 2013 

Why Is Obama Bashing a Whistleblower Law He Already Signed? , Dana LiebelsonMother Jones, January 10, 2013 

Obama Expands Whistleblower Protections Amid Aggressive Enforcement, Samuel RubenfeldWall Street Journal; Corruption Currents Blog, January 7, 2013 

Obama statement concerns whistleblower advocates, but will it have much impact?, Joe Davidson, ColumnistThe Washington Post, January 7, 2013 

Senator knocks government spending on contractors, Amber CorrinFederal Computer Week (fcw.com), March 29, 2012 



Army drops suspension of contractor in criminal probe, Tom Vanden BrookUSA Today, December 30, 2012 

Smoking out lawmakers on conflicts of interest? Anti-tobacco funding typical of phenomenon, Phillip Swarts and Lachlan Markay - Washington GuardianThe Washington Times, December 24, 2012 

Make Pentagon Savings Part of Budget Negotiations , Rep. Keith Ellison and Rep. Mick MulvaneyHuff Post; Politics, December 21, 2012 

Defense bill draws varied reviews from employees, contractors, whistleblowers, Joe Davidson, ColumnistThe Washington Post, Federal Diary, December 19, 2012 

Classifying Of Government Secrets 'Fraught With Problems', Study Says, Matt SledgeHuff Post; Politics, December 7, 2012 

Protection Advocated for Whistle-Blowers in Federal Domain , Shar AdamsThe Epoch Times, December 3, 2012 

Protecting And Punishing Federal Whistleblowers, Dave BlanchardOPB.org; Think Out Loud, November 20, 2012 

Pentagon overseas propaganda plan stirs controversy, Tom Vanden BrookUSA Today, November 20, 2012 

BP Seen Escaping U.S. Contracting Ban After Oil Spill Settlement, Danielle IvoryBloomberg Businessweek, November 15, 2012 

Pentagon Weapons Buyer Want to Limit Fixed-Price Jobs, Tony CapaccioBloomberg Businessweek, November 14, 2012 

Feds reviewing use-of-force along border , Elizabeth AguileraU~T San Diego, November 6, 2012 

Obama issues whistleblower directive to security agencies, Joe Davidson, ColumnistThe Washington Post, Federal Eye, October 11, 2012 

Obama Issues Directive on Intelligence Community Whistleblowers, Steven AftergoodSecrecy News, October 11, 2012 

Obama grants whistle-blower protections to intel employees, Sean ReillyFederal Times, October 11, 2012 

Whistle-blower protection extended to federal security agency employees, Judy GreenwaldBusiness Insurance, October 11, 2012 

Obama expands whistleblower protections to cover intelligence agencies, Kedar PavgiGovernment Execuitve (govexec.com), October 11, 2012 

Transparency Outsourced as U.S. Hires Vendors for Disclosure Aid, Danielle IvoryBloomberg, October 8, 2012 

Order prohibits human trafficking by federal contractors, Joe Davidson, ColumnistThe Washington Post, September 27, 2012 

AF could lose big in aircraft, readiness, more, Jeff SchogolAir Force Times, September 4, 2012 

AF could lose big in aircraft, readiness, more, Jeff SchogolAir Force Times, September 4, 2012 

VA, embroiled in scandal, looks to avoid fate of GSA, Stephen LoseyFederal Times, August 19, 2012 

Defense Conclave in The Triangle , Josh ZachNorth Carolina News Network, August 8, 2012 

Ex-Lockheed Lobbyist Now Senate Armed Services Staffer, Elahe IzadiNational Journal, July 27, 2012 

GAO can't solve the 'who's cheaper' debate, Matthew Weigelt Federal Computer Week (fcw.com), July 25, 2012 

Inspector general: Amount wasted on Iraq reconstruction ‘can never be known’, Jennifer PeeblesThe Washington Examiner, July 18, 2012 

Treasury Department reports employee misconduct, Dugald McConnell and Lisa SylvesterCNN, July 16, 2012 

Obama's transparency record: lots of data, not as much sunlight, J.B. Woganpolitifact.com, July 16, 2012 

Appointees better at protecting, but no new law, J.B. Woganpolitifact.com, July 9, 2012 

Pentagon keeps ties to contractor that's under investigation, By Tom Vanden BrookUSA Today, July 4, 2012 

Contractors seek changes in bill to curb human trafficking, By Charles S. ClarkGovernment Execuitve (govexec.com), July 3, 2012 

FSI goes with ‘devil it knows' in Finra oversight of advisers, Mark Schoeff Jr.Investment News, May 29, 2012 

DoD's contract audit agency hobbled by backlog, Sarah Chacko Federal Times, May 29, 2012 

Bachus’ SRO Bill Blasted by Government Watchdog, Melanie WaddellAdvisor One, May 29, 2012 

Kerrey raps closed committee meetings , By Joseph Morton WORLD-HERALD BUREAUOmaha.com, May 24, 2012 

Iran face-off drives new naval small ship focus, Peter AppsReuters, May 23, 2012 

John F. Sopko, veteran investigator, nominated to fill Afghanistan special inspector general post, Timothy R. SmithThe Washington Post; Politics Blog, May 23, 2012 

Navy official defends littoral combat ship, Kristina WongThe Washington Times, May 21, 2012 

You Paid for It! Stimulus Dollars Fund Studies into Sexual History and Erectile Dysfunction, Tony Kovaleski, Liza Meak, and Felipe Escamilla | NBC Bay Area, May 13, 2012 

As wars near end, robot firm battling, Bryan BenderThe Boston Globe (boston.com), May 12, 2012 

Lawmakers Call for GAO to Review $37 Billion Navy Vessel Program , The Maritime Executive, May 11, 2012 

Sen. Warner: More F-22 pilots have concerns, Hugh LessigDaily Press, May 11, 2012 

Military Report finds large gaps in military whistleblower protection, Hugh LessigHRMilitary.com, May 11, 2012 

Corroding Littoral Combat Ship Faces Lawmakers’ Questions, Tony CapaccioBloomberg, May 10, 2012 

Silicon Valley Companies Get Millions In Stimulus Funds, Stephen Stock, Liz Wagner and Mark Villarreal |NCB; Bay Area; The Investigative Unit, May 10, 2012 

Absent protections for whistleblowers, The Virginian-Pilot EditorialPilotOnline.com, May 10, 2012 

Panel chides Obama for inspector-general vacancies, Timothy R. SmithThe Washington Post, May 10, 2012 

Report finds large gaps in military whistleblower protection, Hugh Lessig Stars and Stripes, May 10, 2012 

Acting Pentagon IG answers critics of record on whistleblowers, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Execuitve (govexec.com), May 10, 2012 

House Oversight Cmte. Examines Inspector General Vacancies, Panelists: Phyllis Fong (AG Dept. IG), Brian Miller (GSA IG) and POGO's Jacob Wiens, May 10, 2012 

Senate expands whistleblower protections for feds, Jack MooreFederal News Radio, May 9, 2012 

Admirals Fire Salvo in Public-Relations War Over Littoral Combat Ship, Sandra ErwinNational Defense Magazine, May 9, 2012 

Whistleblower protection bill clears Senate, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Execuitve (govexec.com), May 9, 2012 

America’s Shame: The US Government's Human Trafficking Dilemma , POGO's Joe Newman, Director of CommunicationsTruthout.org, May 8, 2012 

Issa sets hearing on inspector general vacancies, Timothy R. SmithThe Washington Post, May 8, 2012 

Senators want more info on report alleging failures protecting DoD whistleblowers, Jeremy HerbDEFCON Hill; The Hill's Defense Blog, May 8, 2012 

Pentagon report says Defense Department whistleblowers have been left vulnerable to reprisals, R. Jeffrey Smith and Aaron MehtaThe Washington Post, May 6, 2012 

The performance of the GSA is Congress' responsibility, Rep. Dany K. Davis (D-Ill.)The Hill, May 1, 2012 

Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship Program May Get New Scrutiny, David LermanBloomberg Business Week, April 30, 2012 

McCain, Levin call for GAO review of littoral combat ship, Jeremy HerbDEFCON Hill; The Hill's Defense Blog, April 30, 2012 

Facing Stern Scrutiny , Jeanette SteeleSan Diego Union-Tribune, April 29, 2012 

Can The SEC Be Trusted To Protect A Whistleblower's Identity?, Erika KeltonForbes, April 27, 2012 

House Panel Backs Littoral Ship Funding, Criticizing Navy, Tony CapaccioBloomberg Business Week, April 27, 2012 

HASC Demands Navy 'Fess Up On LCS Problems, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.AOL Defense, April 26, 2012 

Lawmakers challenge the Pentagon’s reliance on service contractors, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Execuitve (govexec.com), April 26, 2012 

House slams Navy on 'lack of transparency' on Littoral Combat Ship, Carlo MunozDEFCON Hill; The Hill's Defense Blog, April 26, 2012 

LCS Vigorously Defended by U.S. Navy, Christopher P. CavasDefense News, April 25, 2012 

On Nukes, Labs And Budgets, John FleckAlbuquerque Journal, April 24, 2012 

Watchdog group: Cancel half of Navy's littoral ship program, Jeanette SteeleSan Diego Union-Tribune , April 24, 2012 

Navy Defends LCS Amid New Reports of Failures, Philip EwingMilitary.com, April 23, 2012 

GSA scandal lends urgency to data transparency measure , Charles S. ClarkGovernment Execuitve (govexec.com), April 23, 2012 

Talking Government Oversight on C-SPAN with POGO's Danielle Brian , with Steven ScullyWashington Journal, April 22, 2012 

No leeway on contractor campaign gifts, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Execuitve (govexec.com), April 20, 2012 

Analysis: GSA's scandal pales in comparison to historical misdeeds, Jason MillerFederal News Radio, April 19, 2012 

Transparency or 'fishing'? Demand for agency conference data questioned, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Execuitve (govexec.com), April 17, 2012 

GSA scandals shows watchdogs needed, Al KamenThe Washington Post; In the Loop, April 13, 2012 

Watchdog group: Four IG offices now leaderless for years, Sean ReillyFederal Times (federaltimes.com), April 11, 2012 

Who's watching? 10 agencies lack permanent IG., Camille TuuttiFederal Computer Week (fcw.com), April 11, 2012 

US adds more on clot risk to some birth control pills, Anna YukhananovReuters, April 10, 2012 

Has the President put the brakes on contractor disclosure?, Sarah ChackoFederal Times (federaltimes.com), April 10, 2012 

D.C. library official quits, is rehired as consultant, Jim McElhattonThe Washington Times, April 10, 2012 

DoD contractor investigated for Iran links, watchdog group says, Sarah ChackoFederal Times, April 4, 2012 

GSA scandal highlights IG role, but vacancies persist, Jack MooreFederal News Radio, April 4, 2012 

Senate hearing looks at contractor costs to government, Michael Keating Govpro, April 3, 2012 

Head Of GSA Resigns Over Conference Flap, Carrie JohnsonNPR, April 3, 2012 

GSA shakeup highlights spending scrutiny, Michael Hard and Camille TuuttiFederal Computer Week (fcw.com), April 3, 2012 

New Insider Trading Law Winks at Some Violations, Michelle HirschThe Fiscal Times, March 23, 2012 

POGO Trying to Monitor Former CFTC Employees, Andrew JosephNational Journal, March 20, 2012 

GAO: Federal government wastes billions on duplicate services, Danielle RyanSeacoastonline.com, March 20, 2012 

Budget Cuts Hobble Service Agency’s Internal Watchdog, Caroline PrestonThe Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 18, 2012 

Air Force to keep one airborne VIP capsule suite -- instead of 10, Bob BrewinNext Gov, March 15, 2012 

Oversight Committee: Administration Earns C- for FOIA management, Ruben GomezFederal News Radio, March 15, 2012 

DARPA Director Leaving For Google, Elizabeth MontalbanoInformation Week, March 13, 2012 

Obama administration two-sided on openness, expert says, Michael O'ConnellFederal News Radio, March 13, 2012 

How to open up the Obama administration , Dana LiebelsonThe Week, March 12, 2012 

Sunshine Week Drum-roll: The 2011 award for worst transparency goes to the DOJ, Darlene StormComputerworld, March 12, 2012 

Transparency measures slow to move in Congress, Nicole Gaudiano, Gannett USA Today, March 10, 2012 

Apparent disconnect on contractor lawsuit is business as usual, Alice LipowiczFederal Computer Week (fcw.com), March 7, 2012 

The whistleblowers Washington ignores, Eyal PressSalon, March 6, 2012 

Automatic suspension in contracting bill draws ire of industry , Jack MooreFederal News Radio, March 5, 2012 

Senators go after waste in wartime contracting, Andrew LapinGovernment Executive (govexec.com), March 1, 2012 

More ‘junkyard dogs’ needed to fight government waste, fraud, Examiner EditorialThe Washington Examiner, February 28, 2012 

Retired pay for O-10s spiked with rule changes, Tom Vanden Brook - USA TodayArmy Times, February 27, 2012 

BP Wins Most Pentagon Buys in Year After Spill, Danielle IvoryBloomberg, February 24, 2012 

Leaked GAO report reveals whistleblower program flaws, Michael O'ConnellFederal News Radio, February 23, 2012 

Pentagon delays endanger whistle-blowers, report says, Tom Vanden BrookUSA Today, February 22, 2012 

PENA: Overspending due to mission creep, Charles V. PenaThe Washington Times, February 20, 2012 

Transparency on government spending: The missing links, Alice LipowiczFederal Computer Week (fcw.com), February 15, 2012 

Starving the Real Beast, Darwin Bond-GrahamCounterPunch, February 14, 2012 

Oversight lacking in base contract worth $82.5M, Josh SweigartDayton Daily News, February 11, 2012 

Just How Safe is Yaz? Women Need to Know!, Holly Grigg-Spall Ms. Magazine (blog), February 9, 2012 

POGO tracks federal watchdog vacancies, Sarah ChackoFedline the Beltway & Beyond; Federal Times.com, February 8, 2012 

POGO site monitoring inspector general vacancies, Andrew Joseph with The National JournalGovernment Executive (govexec.com), February 8, 2012 

Where have all the federal watchdogs gone?, Alice LipowiczFederal Computer Week (fcw.com), February 8, 2012 

Where are all the watchdogs?, Ed O'KeefeFederal Eye; Keeping Tabs on the Government; The Washington Post, February 8, 2012 

Pantex manager earns promotion as consolidation talks continue, Bobby CervantesAmarillo Globe-News (amarillo.com), January 27, 2012 

Watchdog group says security at nuclear site has ‘egregious’ gaps, Mark RockwellGSN: Government Security News, January 26, 2012 

New Lejeune water report raises watchdog hackles, Hope HodgeJDNews.com, January 21, 2012 

Los Alamos Bracing For Big Cut To CMRR-NF In FY2013 Budget Request, Todd JacobsonLos Alamos Study Group & Monitor, January 20, 2012 

Deepwater acquisition sinks, but not without lessons, Alice LipowiczFederal Computer Week, January 15, 2012 

Group seeks re-vote on birth control clot risk, Anna YukhananovReuters, January 12, 2012 

Whistleblower bill draws lobbying, Andrew Joseph with The National JournalGovernment Executive (govexec.com), January 10, 2012 

The Yaz Men: Members of FDA panel reviewing the risks of popular Bayer contraceptive had industry ties, Jeanne Lenzer and Keith EpsteinTen Miles Square; The Washington Monthly (blog), January 9, 2012 

Letter to the Editor: The outsourcing debate, Scott Amey, POGOFederal Times, March 5, 2011 

Tiny pill, big issues; Birth control at the center of latest national firestorm , Georgia GarveyChicago Tribune, February 10, 2010 

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination: Watchdog Groups Slam U.S. Navy Over New Report , Lynne PeeplesThe Huffington Post, January 24, 2010 



Former gov’t watchdogs land in private sector, Sarah ChackoFederal Times, January 6, 2012 

The Record: Letters, Dec. 20, 2011, Paula RogovinNorthJersey.com, December 20, 2011 

Siemens Pivots To Thrive In US After Bribery Settlement, Samuel RubenfeldThe Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2011 

Lawmakers likely to expand cap on contractor pay, Sarah ChackoFederal Times, December 14, 2011 

Pentagon moves against conversion of in-house work to contractors, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive (govexec.com), December 7, 2011 

Air Force mentor's ties illustrate conflict of interest, Tom Vanden Brook and Ray LockerUSA Today, November 29, 2011 

Nuclear Money Pit; America’s atomic arsenal is stuck in the Cold War era., Kelley Beaucar VlahosThe American Conservative, November 29, 2011 

Obama Fights Senate Attempt to Limit Contractors Doing Government Work, Noel BrinkerhoffAllGov.com, November 29, 2011 

Local firms lose out on $82M contract, Josh SweigartDayton Daily News, November 28, 2011 

Supreme Group Probed Over No-Bid Contracts to Feed Troops in Afghanistan, Aram RostonThe Daily Beast, November 27, 2011 

A Hidden Toll as States Shift to Contract Workers, By Motoko RichThe New York Times , November 7, 2011 

Justice rethinks planned changes to FOIA policy, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive (govexec.com), November 7, 2011 

Are Government Contractors Exploiting Workers Overseas?, David IsenbergThe Huffington Post, November 7, 2011 

Pentagon use of retired generals as 'mentors' plummets, Tom Vanden BrookUSA Today, November 7, 2011 

House committee approves bill to cut 10% of workforce by 2015, Stephen LoseyFederal Times, November 3, 2011 

Building a Nuclear Power Plant on a Fault Still Not a Great Idea, Kate SheppardMother Jones, November 3, 2011 

Whistleblower protection bill clears House oversight panel, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive (govexec.com), November 3, 2011 

Really Want to Influence Politicians? Stop Donating to Campaigns, Bruce WatsonDaily Finance, November 3, 2011 

Agencies blasted for ignoring contractor role in human trafficking, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive (govexec.com), November 3, 2011 

House panel hearing explores U.S. government contractors’ exploitation of workers overseas, Joe DavidsonThe Washington Post; The Federal Diary, November 2, 2011 

A-G's office went to Texas to kick tires on troubled F-35 fighter program, Lee BerthiaumeThe Vancouver Sun, November 1, 2011 

Pentagon Tester: JSF F-35 Program Risking a "Serious Mishap", By POGO's Nick SchwellenbachTime, October 31, 2011 

Windfalls of War: Taxpayers Get Hammered by Pentagon’s Attempts to “One-stop Shop”, Sharon Weinberger writes for iWatch News, a project of the Center for Public IntegrityThe Cutting Edge, October 28, 2011 

Repeal of contractor tax withholding is sign of economic times, With POGO's Scott AmeyFederalNewsRadio.com, October 28, 2011 

Five places where the rich got richer, Daniel Denvir and John Paul DeWittSalon, October 27, 2011 

UPDATE 3-US SEC accuses FINRA of altering internal documents, Sarah N. Lynch and Suzanne BarlynReuters, October 27, 2011 

Repeal of 3 percent contractor tax withholding gathers steam, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive (govexec.com), October 24, 2011 

Lawmakers push Defense fraud, waste report to influence supercommittee cuts, John T. BennettThe Hill, October 23, 2011 

Contractors challenge prohibition against campaign contributions, Sarah ChackoFederal Times, October 20, 2011 

Letter to the Editor: Cost comparisons, Paul Chassy, Investigator, Project On Government OversightFederal Times, October 17, 2011 

One nation, underemployed, Sally KohnReuters, October 7, 2011 

Opinion: FINRA Is an Ineffective Regulator, Andrew J. HaigneyRegistered Rep, October 6, 2011 

Army Corps bribery arrests praised by lawmakers, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive (govexec.com), October 5, 2011 

Taxpayers Have Been Getting Robbed On Fuel Deliveries To U.S. Troops, Robert Johnson Business Insider, September 26, 2011 

NASA Leverages In-House IT Talent, Brittany BallenstedtNext Gov, September 21, 2011 

Defining intelligence contractors’ jobs, and pay, is a fuzzy job, Joe DavidsonThe Washington Post; The Federal Diary, September 20, 2011 

Contract labor: Pay, benefits often double that of feds, Sarah ChackoFederal Times, September 19, 2011 

Companies that cheat government are rarely disbarred, Meredith CohnThe Baltimore Sun, September 17, 2011 

The Navy Is Poised To Have More Admirals Than Ships, Robert JohnsonBusiness Insider, September 16, 2011 

Washcall: Brass creep - Fewer going postal - No free lunch, Lisa HoffmanThe Republic; Scripps Howard News Service, September 16, 2011 

Study: Privatizing government doesn’t actually save money, Brad PlumerThe Washington Post; Ezra Klein's Wonkblog, September 15, 2011 

Watchdogs wants more lobbying info from supercommittee members, Dave LevinthalPOLITICO, September 15, 2011 

Leaders Outline Projected Senior Officer Cuts, Karen ParrishU.S. Department of Defense; American Forces Press Service, September 15, 2011 

Government Pays More in Contracts, Study Finds, Ron NixonThe New York Times, September 12, 2011 

OMB announces final guidance on inherently governmental functions, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, September 9, 2011 

Homeland security: 'Did we spend the money wisely — or did we just spend money?', Mike SherrySt. Louis Beacon, September 9, 2011 

Homeland security: accounting and accountability, Zoe Sullivan and MIchael Harris Jr.American Observer, September 6, 2011 

In the Dark? Probing the SEC's Probes, With Marc Fisher sitting in for KojoThe Kojo Nnamdi Show; WAMU , August 30, 2011 

Senator pushes transparency in federal health research, Sarah ChackoFederal Times, August 5, 2011 

Lawmakers question CERP funds in Afghanistan, Michelle Stein - Medill News ServiceArmy Times, August 4, 2011 

Former Office of Special Counsel chief can withdraw guilty plea, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, August 4, 2011 

Shoot the Moon: Missile Defense Costs as Much as Apollo Program, Adam RawnsleyWired; Danger Room, August 4, 2011 

The winners and losers in the debt ceiling deal, Amy GoodmanGuardian.co.uk, August 3, 2011 

Madoff probe figure gets cash reward, Jim McElhattonThe Washington Times, August 3, 2011 

IG: Iraq logistics contractor marked up prices as much as 12,000 percent, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive.com, August 2, 2011 

Watchdog group hits FDA on drug experts, Dave LevinthalPOLITICO, August 2, 2011 

Defense takes big cuts in debt deal, Amber Corrin, Alice Lipowicz, Matthew WeigeltFederal Computer Week, August 2, 2011 

Senate Passes Faster Foia Bill Again Amid Growing Criticism, Channing TurnerMain Justice; Politics, Policy & the Law, August 2, 2011 

Revolving Door at S.E.C. Is Hurdle to Crisis Cleanup, Andrew Ross SorkinThe New York Times, August 1, 2011 

Group Critical of Delay in NIH Disclosure Rule, Emily P. WalkerMedPage Today, July 30, 2011 

Medicare Decides It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief, Reuben GuttmanAccounting Today, July 29, 2011 

Crowd sourcing can supplement whistleblowing, experts say, Joseph MarksNextgov.com, July 29, 2011 

Grassley Questions Education Agency’s Ties to Hedge Funds, Ben ProtessThe New York Times; DealBook, July 28, 2011 

Recusal policy reveals oil industry-gov't ties, Dina Cappiello, Associated PressCNBC, July 26, 2011 

Sources: Toxins in cockpit grounded F-22s, Dave MajumdarAir Force Times, July 25, 2011 

Small Banks Pay Back Treasury Loans with Money from New Treasury Loans, Daniel GrossAllgov.com, July 23, 2011 

Vice Chief Nominee Hints At Program Cuts Ahead, Jen DiMascioAviation Week, July 23, 2011 

Balloon Goes Up In Budget Battle, Mark ThompsonTime, July 22, 2011 

Watchdog groups call for cuts to Defense health benefits, contract spending, Emily LongGovernment Executive (GovExec.com), July 21, 2011 

William Welch: Obama Administration’s Point Man to Stop Leaks, Shane HarrisWashingtonian, July 20, 2011 

Heart Warning Added to Label on Popular Antipsychotic Drug, Duff WilsonThe New York Times, July 18, 2011 

How Foreign Money Can Find Its Way Into Political Campaigns, Dan Froomkin The Huffington Post, July 18, 2011 

Bell Helicopter's sale of program is U.S. taxpayers' loss, Bob CoxFort Worth Star Telegram, July 15, 2011 

Families sue after soldiers' deaths, Richard Lardner, Associated PressThe Miami Herald, July 15, 2011 

CityTime scandal firm wins feds' big bucks, Josh MargolinNew York Post, July 15, 2011 

Alleged research misconduct at University of Pennsylvania, Jared YeeBioEdge, July 14, 2011 

Leaked email shows Defense audit agency sought subpoena power, contractor pay caps, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive (govexec.com), July 14, 2011 

Paxil study under fire, Meredith WadmanNature News, July 13, 2011 

Taxpayers on the hook to pay for Boeing tanker overruns, George Talbot Alabama Live (al.com), July 13, 2011 

Contractor accused of negligence in soldier deaths, Richard Lardner, Associated PressBusiness Week, July 12, 2011 

SEC Lawyer Leaves To Help Whistleblowers, Samuel RubenfeldThe Wall Street Journal, July 12, 2011 

New COI Rules at Risk?, Jef AkstThe Scientist, July 12, 2011 

Penn psychiatrist alleges misconduct by colleagues, Stacey BurlingThe Philadelphia Inquirer, July 12, 2011 

U. of Pennsylvania Professor Accuses Colleagues of Slanted Research, Paul BaskenThe Chronicle of Higher Education, July 12, 2011 

Obama Should Remove Top Advisor on Bioethics, Pharmalive.com, July 12, 2011 

Locked and Loaded: Pentagon Contractor Helped Write Its Own Armored-Truck Deal, Spencer AckermanWIRED; Danger Room, July 11, 2011 

Office of Special Counsel Must Change Climate and Protect Whistleblowers, Charles M. SmithTruthout.org, June 29, 2011 

Investors May Lose as Congress Saves Money on Adviser Oversight, Alexis Leondis and Zeke FauxBloomberg, June 28, 2011 

Boeing found to have overcharged Army for helicopter parts, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive.com, June 28, 2011 

Audit: Boeing overcharged U.S. Army $13M for helicopter parts, Martha KangKOMONews.com, June 28, 2011 

Fire continues to threaten nuclear lab, With Lisa MyersMSNBC.com, June 28, 2011 

Drilling Down: Behind Veneer, Doubt upon Future of Natural Gas, Robbie BrownRecent Business News, June 27, 2011 

Carter Blasts F136 Provisions In House Bill, Jen DiMascioAviation Week, June 24, 2011 

Rivals In Kazakh Power Struggle Take Their Feud To Washington, Muhammad TahirRadio Free Europe, June 23, 2011 

Classified Pentagon report upholds Thomas Drake’s complaints about NSA, R. Jeffrey SmithThe Washington Post, June 22, 2011 

Wall Street watchdog flunks review, Shirley Gao; Center for Public IntegrityTucscon Sentinel.com, June 19, 2011 

Higher oil royalty charges expected from Obama, Evan Bush; Center for Public IntegrityTucscon Sentinel.com, June 18, 2011 

SEC and FINRA “Accountability Is Impossible Without Transparency”, Larry DoyleSense on Cents, June 17, 2011 

Small-Town Mayor Claims Funding For Firehouse Held Up By Opposition To Mining , Marcus BaramThe Huffington Post, June 15, 2011 

Education Department Officials Accused Of Leaking Info To Short-Sellers , Marcus BaramThe Huffington Post, June 13, 2011 

Audit to determine whether college reg was leaked to Wall Street, Peter SchroederThe Hill, June 13, 2011 

Watching the watchdog: Cummings grows into oversight role, John FritzeThe Baltimore Sun, June 11, 2011 

How to help DOD with couples therapy, Matthew WeigeltFederal Computer Week, June 9, 2011 

Kazakhstan: Lots of Muck to Go Around, Joshua KuceraEurasiaNet.org, June 8, 2011 

Group Seeks Inquiry into Claim of Kazakh Donations, Eric LiptonThe New York Times; The Caucus (The Politics and Government Blog of the NYT), June 7, 2011 

Grassley gives failing marks to Pentagon inspector general, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive.com, June 7, 2011 

Blame Grover Norquist for Dismantling Financial Services Reform, Democracy, Jane WhiteThe Huffington Post, June 7, 2011 

Revolving door ensures that some people have a job, Timothy Lange aka Meteor BladesDaily Kos, June 3, 2011 

Hill analysis: Agencies' FOIA responses seem to have no guide, Cristina MarcosThe Hill, June 3, 2011 

David Obey heading to K Street, Chris FratesPOLITICO, June 3, 2011 

7 Ex-Politicians Who Are Now On Wall Street, Samuel Ro, The Fiscal TimesBusiness Insider, June 2, 2011 

HIPA Hawaii Military Spending Study Tied to Fundraiser with Military Contractor?, Op-Ed By POGO's Mandy SmithbergerHawai'i Free Press, June 2, 2011 

Incest: The SEC and Wall Street, Don BauderSan Diego Reader, June 1, 2011 

Judd Gregg, Goldman’s New International Man Of Mystery, Chris FratesPOLITICO, May 31, 2011 

Efforts to bring jobs in-house may be losing momentum, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, May 31, 2011 

Delinquent government contractors, Nancy Marshall GenzerAmerican Public Media; Marketplace, May 24, 2011 

The Secret Sharer Is Thomas Drake an enemy of the state?, By Jane MayerThe New Yorker, May 23, 2011 

Get to the bottom of SEC mess, Opinion PieceDaily World, May 22, 2011 

Rules for Employees, Including Its Own, Put S.E.C. on Hot Seat, Peter J. HenningNew York Times; Dealbook, May 17, 2011 

Earl Industries' $75M Navy contract: What went wrong?, By Robert McCabeThe Virginian-Pilot, May 16, 2011 

GE’s ‘green’ engine offers new chance with military, By Theo EmeryThe Boston Globe, May 16, 2011 

A no-bid contract worth $123 million cloaked in secrecy, Clark KauffmanDes Moines Register, May 14, 2011 

Citing Revolving Door, Watchdog Report Questions SEC's Independence , Brian BaxterThe AM LAW Daily, May 13, 2011 

SEC's revolving door to Wall Street gets fresh scrutiny, By Tim ReidReuters, May 13, 2011 

Critics slam SEC's ‘revolving door', By Mark Schoeff Jr.Investment News, May 13, 2011 

Ex-SEC employees enjoy 'revolving door,' study says, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, May 13, 2011 

New Study Casts Light On SEC 'Revolving Door' Claims, By Jessica Holzer, Dow Jones NewswiresNASDAQ, May 13, 2011 

Banks Push Consumer Bureau to Keep U.S. Complaint Line Private, By Carter DoughertyBloomberg, May 13, 2011 

Congress takes action on Pentagon mentors, By Tom Vanden BrookUSA Today, May 13, 2011 

UPDATE 1-FBI probing ex-SEC official on Stanford matter, By Sarah N. LynchReuters, May 13, 2011 

Former S.E.C. Official Said to Be Subject of Criminal Inquiry, Edward WyattThe New York Times, May 13, 2011 

Gov't Paying Firm Lodged With Job Discrimination Suit, WBALTV; 11 Investigates I-Team, May 12, 2011 

When did sunlight become the infectant?, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.)The Hill, May 12, 2011 

House members clash over contractor disclosure order, Alice LipowiczWashington Technology, May 12, 2011 

Nuclear Agency Is Criticized as Too Close to Its Industry, By Tom Zeller Jr.The New York Times, May 7, 2011 

The F Word: Is BP Too Big To Fail?, By Laura FlandersThe Nation, May 3, 2011 

Sunshine advocates criticize government contractor database, By Joseph MarksNextGov, May 3, 2011 

Federal Contractors May Be Told to Disclose Donations, By Emily BadgerMiller-McCune.com, April 27, 2011 

BP Still Being Awarded Lucrative Government Contracts, By Jason LeopoldTruthout; The Public Record, April 21, 2011 

IG’s oversight and clout shrink under Obama, By Neil MunroThe Daily Caller, April 20, 2011 

Congressman Heck collects $224,000 in first quarter, By Steve TetreaultLas Vegas Review-Journal; Stephens Washington Bureau, April 18, 2011 

Contractor database goes public - with limits, By Sarah ChackoFederal Times, April 15, 2011 

Big Break For Big Oil, Larger Burden For Taxpayers, By Aaron MehtaThe Huffington Post; iWatch News, April 15, 2011 

Budget could close the door on open government, By Ed O'KeefeThe Washington Post; Federal Eye: Keeping Tabs On The Government, April 14, 2011 

U.S. says "not happy" with F-35 engine cost overruns, By Jim WolfReuters, April 13, 2011 

Did Navy's Brain Injury Subjects Receive Substandard Care?, By Sharon WeinbergerAOL News, April 4, 2011 

Federal defense agency granted contracts to company with ties to director, By Ken DilanianLos Angeles Times, April 3, 2011 

The Pentagon retreats on insourcing as spending slows, By Marjorie CenserThe Washington Post, April 3, 2011 

Report criticizes defense agency’s auditing, By Robert O'Harrow JrThe Washington Post, March 20, 2011 

Administration falling short on FOIA compliance, critics say, By Robert BrodskyGovernment Executive, March 17, 2011 

Obama receiving transparency award (at a later date) despite criticism, By Ed O'KeefeThe Washington Post; Keeping Tabs on the Government, March 16, 2011 

Procurement oversight: A case of friendly fire?, By John KlossnerFederal Computer Week, March 15, 2011 

O'Keefe vs. NPR: Round One Goes to the Kid, By Brian PalmerThe Huffington Post, March 14, 2011 

What’s Really Going On At The SEC?, By Larry DoyleBusiness Insider, March 10, 2011 

Cozy relationship between Casper BLM manager, contractor deserves more scrutiny, By Dustin BleizefferWyoFile, March 10, 2011 

Group says discipline relaxed at SEC, Polijam.com, March 9, 2011 

Watchdog: SEC ignores misconduct, By Chris FratesPOLITICO, March 9, 2011 

David M. Becker declines to testify, not subpoenaed to House Committee hearing related to SEC, By Wayne Coffey and Nathaniel VintonNY Daily News, March 8, 2011 

BLM pressed on alleged ethics violations by former Wyoming manager, By Scott Streater, Environment & Energy Daily reporterWyoFile, March 8, 2011 

Darpa Gave $400,000 to Chief’s Family Firm, By Noah Shachtman and Spencer AckermanWIRED; Danger Room, March 7, 2011 

Report: Favors to Wyo. BLM official in land deal, Associated PressKULR-8 New, March 6, 2011 

Wartime panel: Get tougher on bad contractors, By Sarah ChackoFederal Times, March 6, 2011 

Government agency under fire for contract to director’s ex-firm, By John T. BennettThe Hill, March 6, 2011 

Report: Wyo. BLM field office manager took favors from public-private land deal beneficiary, By Mead Gruver, Associated PressThe Republic, March 4, 2011 

What POGO learned from a contracting panel, By Matthew WeigeltFederal Computer Week, March 4, 2011 

2009 investigation report from the Interior Department's Office of the Inspector General, By Jeremy FuglebergCasper Star-Tribune, March 3, 2011 

OFPP's Gordon shy about opening meeting results, By Matthew WeigeltFederal Computer Week (fcw.com), March 2, 2011 

SEC’s FCPA Chief Leaves For Simpson Thacher, Samuel RubenfeldThe Wall Street Journal, March 1, 2011 

Into the Limelight, By Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, March 1, 2011 

Commission decries DoD's inattention to contractors' poor performance, By Sarah ChackoFederal Times, March 1, 2011 

Report: Wartime Contractors Waste, Steal Tens Of Billions -- Then Come Back For More, By Dan FroomkinThe Huffington Post, February 28, 2011 

Bumpy road to Boeing tanker contract, By Steve GiegerichSt. Louis Today, February 26, 2011 

Why Should Firms That Spied on Unions Keep Government Contracts?, By Mike ElkIn These Times, February 24, 2011 

Contractors nervous about public access to database of past problems, By Marjorie CenserThe Washington Post, February 21, 2011 

DoD's contract auditors overwhelmed, By Sarah ChackoFederal Times, February 20, 2011 

Vodka Butt-Shot Contractor STILL Guarding the Kabul Embassy, By Daniel SchulmanMother Jones, February 17, 2011 

Interior's Management Of Oil And Gas Is 'High-Risk' Program: GAO, By Marcus BaramThe Huffington Post; The Watchdog, February 16, 2011 

Pentagon contracts: No bid required, By John DonnellyCongress.org; CQ-Roll Call Group, February 16, 2011 

Fix the Pentagon Part I: Create an Independent Audit Agency, By Charles M. SmithTruthout.org, February 16, 2011 

Pricey Pentagon Programs and the "Kill Fee", By Laura StricklerCBS News, February 15, 2011 

Report dings Congress on workplace safety, By Erika LovleyPolitico, February 14, 2011 

HUD managers: PLEASE don’t toss those questionnaires!, By Sean ReillyFederal Times, February 11, 2011 

Watchdog group faults Obama decision to withdraw transparency proposal, By Matthew WeigeltWashington Technology, February 11, 2011 

Publishing contracts online? Not so fast, By Robert BrodskyGovernment Executive, February 10, 2011 

In the Dark: Crimes, Capital Crimes, And GE Capital Crimes, By Richard (RJ) Eskow The Huffington Post, February 10, 2011 

Senate committee considers contract auditing reform, By Scott CarrFederal News Radio, February 8, 2011 

BP royalty payments in gulf spill face scrutiny, By Ralph VartabedianThe Los Angeles Times, February 3, 2011 

Civilian agencies lag behind Defense on contract audits, By Robert BrodskyGovernment Executive, February 2, 2011 

Senate Committee Mulls Future of DCAA, By Jack MooreExecutive Gov, February 2, 2011 

WikiLeaks furor causes defeat of rights bill with Las Vegas ties, By Alan MaimonThe Las Vegas Review-Journal, January 31, 2011 

POGO argues for release of past-performance information, By Matthew WeigeltFederal Computer Week; FCW.com, January 28, 2011 

Did PR Beat Out Science in the Obama Oil Spill Report?, By Noel BrinkerhoffAllGov.com, January 28, 2011 

Earmarks wane but lobbying doesn't, By Chris FratesPolitico, January 28, 2011 

Alaska Native Firms Shift Stimulus Work to Outsiders, By Michael Grabell and Jennifer LaFleurProPublica, January 27, 2011 

Watchdog: Admin Ignored Scientists' Spill Report Recommendations, By Kate SheppardMother Jones, January 26, 2011 

White House is accused of politicizing oil spill estimates, By David HammerThe Times-Picayune, January 25, 2011 

Fed contractors' history could be open to public in April, By Matthew Weigelt and Alice LipowiczWashington Technology, January 24, 2011 

ANALYSIS-U.S. grapples to keep Afghan rebuilding on track, By Missy RyanReuters, January 21, 2011 

SEC transparency faulted by watchdog group, By Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, January 21, 2011 

US Rep. Issa Calls For Dismissals Of Problem Employees At SEC, By Jessica HolzerThe Wall Street Journal; Dow Jones Newswires, January 21, 2011 

Defense industry says Sen. Lieberman will be ‘hard to replace’, By John T. BennettThe Hill, January 20, 2011 

Military 'mentors' quit over disclosure rules, By Tom Vanden BrookUSA Today, January 20, 2011 

Congressional Budget Cuts: A Dog and Pony Show -- and Damaging to Oversight, By POGO's Paul D. ThackerPolitics Daily, January 20, 2011 

FDA Whistleblower Allegations Shouldn't Be Swept Under the Carpet, By POGO's Joe NewmanThe Huffington Post, January 20, 2011 

Issa Said to Consider Focusing First Hearing on TARP Inspector's Report, By Heidi PrzybylaBloomberg, January 19, 2011 

Budget office keeps comments on lobbyist policy under wraps, By Kevin BogardusThe Hill, January 16, 2011 

Tomgram: William Hartung, Lockheed Martin's Shadow Government, By Tom EngelhardtOEN: opednews.com, January 11, 2011 

Time to follow Fields' example and quit Afghanistan, By Pratap ChatterjeeThe Guardian, January 11, 2011 

Afghanistan reconstruction auditor resigns, By Michelle NicholsReuters, January 11, 2011 

Senators hail resignation of Afghanistan inspector general, By John T. BennettThe Hill, January 10, 2011 

Pentagon issues conflict of interest rule for contractors, By Marjorie CenserThe Washington Post, January 3, 2011 

Issa targets 'broken bureaucracy', By Gregory KorteUSA Today, January 3, 2011 

Oversight woes hound private job agencies, By Jason ClayworthDes Moines Register, October 30, 2010