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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 

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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

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

Report Documents Prosecutorial Misconduct, Corporate Crime Reporter, 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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


2013

 

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

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

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 Ioannou The 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 

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Treasury Department reports employee misconduct, Dugald McConnell and Lisa SylvesterCNN, 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 

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 

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

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

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

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

Military Report finds large gaps in military whistleblower protection, Hugh LessigHRMilitary.com, May 11, 2012 

Sen. Warner: More F-22 pilots have concerns, Hugh LessigDaily Press, May 11, 2012 

Lawmakers Call for GAO to Review $37 Billion Navy Vessel Program , The Maritime Executive, May 11, 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 

Panel chides Obama for inspector-general vacancies, Timothy R. SmithThe Washington Post, May 10, 2012 

Absent protections for whistleblowers, The Virginian-Pilot EditorialPilotOnline.com, 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 

Report finds large gaps in military whistleblower protection, Hugh Lessig Stars and Stripes, May 10, 2012 

Corroding Littoral Combat Ship Faces Lawmakers’ Questions, Tony CapaccioBloomberg, May 10, 2012 

Whistleblower protection bill clears Senate, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Execuitve (govexec.com), May 9, 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 

Senators want more info on report alleging failures protecting DoD whistleblowers, Jeremy HerbDEFCON Hill; The Hill's Defense Blog, May 8, 2012 

Issa sets hearing on inspector general vacancies, Timothy R. SmithThe Washington Post, May 8, 2012 

America’s Shame: The US Government's Human Trafficking Dilemma , POGO's Joe Newman, Director of CommunicationsTruthout.org, 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 

Who's watching? 10 agencies lack permanent IG., Camille TuuttiFederal Computer Week (fcw.com), April 11, 2012 

Watchdog group: Four IG offices now leaderless for years, Sean ReillyFederal Times (federaltimes.com), April 11, 2012 

D.C. library official quits, is rehired as consultant, Jim McElhattonThe Washington Times, April 10, 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 

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 

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 

Senate hearing looks at contractor costs to government, Michael Keating Govpro, April 3, 2012 

New Insider Trading Law Winks at Some Violations, Michelle HirschThe Fiscal Times, March 23, 2012 

GAO: Federal government wastes billions on duplicate services, Danielle RyanSeacoastonline.com, March 20, 2012 

POGO Trying to Monitor Former CFTC Employees, Andrew JosephNational Journal, March 20, 2012 

Budget Cuts Hobble Service Agency’s Internal Watchdog, Caroline PrestonThe Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 18, 2012 

Oversight Committee: Administration Earns C- for FOIA management, Ruben GomezFederal News Radio, March 15, 2012 

Air Force to keep one airborne VIP capsule suite -- instead of 10, Bob BrewinNext Gov, 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 

Where are all the watchdogs?, Ed O'KeefeFederal Eye; Keeping Tabs on the Government; The Washington Post, February 8, 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 

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 


2011

 

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 

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 

Air Force mentor's ties illustrate conflict of interest, Tom Vanden Brook and Ray LockerUSA Today, 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 

Are Government Contractors Exploiting Workers Overseas?, David IsenbergThe Huffington Post, November 7, 2011 

Justice rethinks planned changes to FOIA policy, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive (govexec.com), November 7, 2011 

Pentagon use of retired generals as 'mentors' plummets, Tom Vanden BrookUSA Today, November 7, 2011 

A Hidden Toll as States Shift to Contract Workers, By Motoko RichThe New York Times , November 7, 2011 

Agencies blasted for ignoring contractor role in human trafficking, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive (govexec.com), November 3, 2011 

Really Want to Influence Politicians? Stop Donating to Campaigns, Bruce WatsonDaily Finance, November 3, 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 

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 

Leaders Outline Projected Senior Officer Cuts, Karen ParrishU.S. Department of Defense; American Forces Press Service, September 15, 2011 

Watchdogs wants more lobbying info from supercommittee members, Dave LevinthalPOLITICO, 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 

Former Office of Special Counsel chief can withdraw guilty plea, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, August 4, 2011 

Lawmakers question CERP funds in Afghanistan, Michelle Stein - Medill News ServiceArmy Times, 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 

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 

IG: Iraq logistics contractor marked up prices as much as 12,000 percent, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive.com, 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 

How Foreign Money Can Find Its Way Into Political Campaigns, Dan Froomkin The Huffington Post, July 18, 2011 

Heart Warning Added to Label on Popular Antipsychotic Drug, Duff WilsonThe New York Times, 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 

Leaked email shows Defense audit agency sought subpoena power, contractor pay caps, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive (govexec.com), July 14, 2011 

Alleged research misconduct at University of Pennsylvania, Jared YeeBioEdge, 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 

U. of Pennsylvania Professor Accuses Colleagues of Slanted Research, Paul BaskenThe Chronicle of Higher Education, July 12, 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 

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 

Audit: Boeing overcharged U.S. Army $13M for helicopter parts, Martha KangKOMONews.com, June 28, 2011 

Boeing found to have overcharged Army for helicopter parts, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive.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 

Blame Grover Norquist for Dismantling Financial Services Reform, Democracy, Jane WhiteThe Huffington Post, June 7, 2011 

Grassley gives failing marks to Pentagon inspector general, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive.com, June 7, 2011 

Hill analysis: Agencies' FOIA responses seem to have no guide, Cristina MarcosThe Hill, June 3, 2011 

Revolving door ensures that some people have a job, Timothy Lange aka Meteor BladesDaily Kos, June 3, 2011 

David Obey heading to K Street, Chris FratesPOLITICO, June 3, 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 

7 Ex-Politicians Who Are Now On Wall Street, Samuel Ro, The Fiscal TimesBusiness Insider, June 2, 2011 

Incest: The SEC and Wall Street, Don BauderSan Diego Reader, June 1, 2011 

Efforts to bring jobs in-house may be losing momentum, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, May 31, 2011 

Judd Gregg, Goldman’s New International Man Of Mystery, Chris FratesPOLITICO, 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 

GE’s ‘green’ engine offers new chance with military, By Theo EmeryThe Boston Globe, May 16, 2011 

Earl Industries' $75M Navy contract: What went wrong?, By Robert McCabeThe Virginian-Pilot, 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 

Banks Push Consumer Bureau to Keep U.S. Complaint Line Private, By Carter DoughertyBloomberg, May 13, 2011 

New Study Casts Light On SEC 'Revolving Door' Claims, By Jessica Holzer, Dow Jones NewswiresNASDAQ, May 13, 2011 

Critics slam SEC's ‘revolving door', By Mark Schoeff Jr.Investment News, May 13, 2011 

UPDATE 1-FBI probing ex-SEC official on Stanford matter, By Sarah N. LynchReuters, May 13, 2011 

Congress takes action on Pentagon mentors, By Tom Vanden BrookUSA Today, May 13, 2011 

Former S.E.C. Official Said to Be Subject of Criminal Inquiry, Edward WyattThe New York Times, May 13, 2011 

Ex-SEC employees enjoy 'revolving door,' study says, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, May 13, 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 

Gov't Paying Firm Lodged With Job Discrimination Suit, WBALTV; 11 Investigates I-Team, May 12, 2011 

Nuclear Agency Is Criticized as Too Close to Its Industry, By Tom Zeller Jr.The New York Times, May 7, 2011 

Sunshine advocates criticize government contractor database, By Joseph MarksNextGov, May 3, 2011 

The F Word: Is BP Too Big To Fail?, By Laura FlandersThe Nation, 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 

Big Break For Big Oil, Larger Burden For Taxpayers, By Aaron MehtaThe Huffington Post; iWatch News, April 15, 2011 

Contractor database goes public - with limits, By Sarah ChackoFederal Times, 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 

BLM pressed on alleged ethics violations by former Wyoming manager, By Scott Streater, Environment & Energy Daily reporterWyoFile, March 8, 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 

Darpa Gave $400,000 to Chief’s Family Firm, By Noah Shachtman and Spencer AckermanWIRED; Danger Room, March 7, 2011 

Government agency under fire for contract to director’s ex-firm, By John T. BennettThe Hill, March 6, 2011 

Wartime panel: Get tougher on bad contractors, By Sarah ChackoFederal Times, March 6, 2011 

Report: Favors to Wyo. BLM official in land deal, Associated PressKULR-8 New, March 6, 2011 

What POGO learned from a contracting panel, By Matthew WeigeltFederal Computer Week, March 4, 2011 

Report: Wyo. BLM field office manager took favors from public-private land deal beneficiary, By Mead Gruver, Associated PressThe Republic, 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 

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 

SEC’s FCPA Chief Leaves For Simpson Thacher, Samuel RubenfeldThe Wall Street Journal, 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 

In the Dark: Crimes, Capital Crimes, And GE Capital Crimes, By Richard (RJ) Eskow The Huffington Post, February 10, 2011 

Publishing contracts online? Not so fast, By Robert BrodskyGovernment Executive, 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 

Senate Committee Mulls Future of DCAA, By Jack MooreExecutive Gov, February 2, 2011 

Civilian agencies lag behind Defense on contract audits, By Robert BrodskyGovernment Executive, February 2, 2011 

WikiLeaks furor causes defeat of rights bill with Las Vegas ties, By Alan MaimonThe Las Vegas Review-Journal, January 31, 2011 

Earmarks wane but lobbying doesn't, By Chris FratesPolitico, January 28, 2011 

Did PR Beat Out Science in the Obama Oil Spill Report?, By Noel BrinkerhoffAllGov.com, January 28, 2011 

POGO argues for release of past-performance information, By Matthew WeigeltFederal Computer Week; FCW.com, 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 

US Rep. Issa Calls For Dismissals Of Problem Employees At SEC, By Jessica HolzerThe Wall Street Journal; Dow Jones Newswires, January 21, 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 

Defense industry says Sen. Lieberman will be ‘hard to replace’, By John T. BennettThe Hill, 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 

Military 'mentors' quit over disclosure rules, By Tom Vanden BrookUSA Today, 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 

Afghanistan reconstruction auditor resigns, By Michelle NicholsReuters, January 11, 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 

Senators hail resignation of Afghanistan inspector general, By John T. BennettThe Hill, January 10, 2011 

Issa targets 'broken bureaucracy', By Gregory KorteUSA Today, January 3, 2011 

Pentagon issues conflict of interest rule for contractors, By Marjorie CenserThe Washington Post, January 3, 2011 

Oversight woes hound private job agencies, By Jason ClayworthDes Moines Register, October 30, 2010