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Dec 6, 2012

POGO Blog Has Moved

As you can see, the POGO blog is not looking as pretty as it once did. This is because we have moved our blog to a new site. The new POGO blog can be found at http://www.pogo.org/blog/. Our new blog...

Dec 3, 2012

President Opposes Nuke Facility, Threatens to Veto Defense Bill

The President said he will veto the National Defense Authorization Act as it is currently written because it includes, among other things, funding for a costly nuclear weapons facility.

Nov 30, 2012

DoD Contractors Cost Nearly 3 Times More than DoD Civilians

Defense Department contractor employees are costing nearly 3 times more than an average DoD civilian employee, but little is being done by DoD and Congress to prevent such wasteful spending.

Nov 29, 2012

Video: Freeman on the Revolving Generals

A new report shows that 70 percent of retired generals took jobs with defense contractors or consultants. POGO's Ben Freeman goes on HuffPost Live to discuss the report.

Nov 28, 2012

EPA Sends a Message With BP Suspension

The EPA's suspension of BP sends a message to all federal contractors, large and small, that they will be held accountable for their misconduct.

November 13, 2012

After More Than a Decade, Congress Finally Sends Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act to President Obama for Signature

Finally—after more than a decade of advocacy—Congress has enacted better protections for the brave truth-tellers who safeguard taxpayer dollars. Today, the Senate unanimously passed the long-beleaguered Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA, S. 743, as amended by the House).

October 26, 2012

Security Failure at Los Alamos National Laboratory Puts Nuclear Materials at Risk

The Nuclear Weapons and Materials Monitor and the Albuquerque Journal are reporting that a new and expensive security system at the Los Alamos National Laboratory simply does not work. In response, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is demanding that the contractor at the New Mexico lab fully disclose all of the project’s problems and show that the nuclear materials stored at the facility are safe.

October 25, 2012

Pentagon Not Properly Overseeing Hundreds of Billions Spent on Service Contracts

The Department of Defense (DoD) is not properly overseeing the hundreds of billions of dollars spent each year to procure services, according to a letter the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) sent today to congressional and executive branch officials.

September 25, 2012

President’s Executive Order on Human Trafficking Puts Contractors on Notice

The executive order that President Obama signed today will expand the scope of current anti-trafficking policies and regulations.

May 16, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist John Crewdson Joins POGO Investigative Team

John Crewdson, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of immigration in The New York Times, and whose work in the Chicago Tribune is the reason defibrillators are now standard equipment on all U.S. airlines, is joining the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) as a senior investigator.

November 15, 2012

BP Seen Escaping U.S. Contracting Ban After Oil Spill Settlement

Bloomberg Businessweek | Danielle Ivory

November 14, 2012

Pentagon Weapons Buyer Want to Limit Fixed-Price Jobs

Bloomberg Businessweek | Tony Capaccio

November 6, 2012

Feds reviewing use-of-force along border

U~T San Diego | Elizabeth Aguilera

October 11, 2012

Obama issues whistleblower directive to security agencies

The Washington Post, Federal Eye | Joe Davidson, Columnist

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