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Summary of Some Highlights of the Road Home Program and the Associated Hazard Mitigation Grant
Melanie Ehrlich, Citizens’ Road Home Action Team (CHAT)
August 18, 2010 

Actions Taken to Implement the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006
, Government Accountability Office (GAO-09-59R)
November 21, 2008 

Emergency Response to Hurricane Katrina: Use of the Government Purchase Card
Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services
May 1, 2007 

President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency -- 90-Day Progress Report to Congress
, President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency
December 30, 2005 

Reallocation of Hurricane Katrina Emergency Appropriations: Defense and Other Issues
CRS Report for Congress #RL33197,
December 15, 2005 

Letter from Pleasant Mann, President of AFGE Local 4060, to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
Pleasant Mann, President of AFGE Local 4060,
June 21, 2004 

Memorandum For ALMAJCOM/DRU/FOA (Contracting)
DARRYL A. SCOTT, Brig Gen, USAF, Department of the Air Force
October 5, 2001 


POGO in the News

Congress Learns Lessons From Katrina, Iraq -- But Not All, By Daphne EviatarWashington Independent, February 3, 2009 

CareFlite charges on evacuees questioned, by Danny RobbinsFort Worth Star-Telegram, November 4, 2007 

Katrina Begat Sorrows But Also Lots of Greedy Frauds, by Lisa HoffmanScripps Howard News Service, August 28, 2006 

Homeland Security Spent Your Money On What?, by John CochranABC News, July 20, 2006 

Government Workers Abused Smart Pay, By Scott TongMarketplace Public Radio, July 19, 2006 

TRANSCRIPT: Katrina Waste and Fraud, with Joe JohnsCNN: Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees, March 22, 2006 

FEMA Faulted for Big Hotel Bills, By Kevin McCoyUSA Today, March 8, 2006 

Report sheds light on hurricane fraud investigations , By Daniel, January 12, 2006 

GAO Probes Katrina Credit Card Bills , By Hope YenWashington Post & Associated Press, December 27, 2005 

Looting Homeland Security, Eric Klinenberg and Thomas FrankRolling Stone Magazine, December 19, 2005 

Governor's Relative Is Big Contract Winner, by Eric LiptonNew York Times, December 7, 2005 

Northrop Grumman Seeks $2 Billion to Repair Hurricane Damage, by Leslie WayneNew York Times, November 17, 2005 

Company Under Fire Won Katrina Contracts, By Kevin McCoyUSA Today, November 8, 2005 

FEMA's money trail 'transparent as mud': Process of awarding contracts is unclear , by Sean ReillyNew Orleans Times-Picayune, October 31, 2005 

Gulf Coast businesses left out of Katrina-relief spending, By Thomas HargroveScripps Howard News Service, October 19, 2005 

Stuck in a Storm of Controversy, by Nicholas VarchaverFortune Magazine, October 17, 2005 

No Bid Contracts & Shaw Group: Stuck in a Storm of Controversy, By Nicholas VarchaverFortune, October 17, 2005 

In Federal Buying Spree for Hurricane Relief, Agencies Often Paid Retail , by Scott Shane and Eric LiptonNew York Times, October 15, 2005 

FEMA still spending on limited competition contracts, By Lara Jakes JordanAssociated Press, October 14, 2005 

FEMA Leader Under Clinton Profits From Experience, by Leslie Wayne and Glen JusticeNew York Times, October 10, 2005 

A Flood of Money: In the Gulf, a gold rush for government funds, By Angie C. Marek U.S. News and World Report, October 10, 2005 

In Shift, FEMA Will Seek Bids for Gulf Work , By Raymond Hernandez and Eric LiptonNew York Times, October 7, 2005 

Katrina work goes to officials who led Iraq effort, by Adam EntousReuters, October 6, 2005 

Gulf Firms Losing Cleanup Contracts: Most Money Going Outside Storm's Path, By Griff Witte, Renae Merle and Derek WillisThe Washington Post, October 4, 2005 

Indiana getting large chunk of hurricane relief money , by Tom WalkerWTHR Indianapolis, October 4, 2005 

Maersk Drafted Amendment Opposed by Coast Guard, By Caitlin HarringtonCongressional Quarterly Homeland Security, October 3, 2005 

How Many More Mike Browns Are Out There?, By Karen Tumulty, Mark Thompson and Mike AllenTime Magazine, October 3, 2005 

How Many More Mike Browns Are Out There?, Sunday, Sep. 25, 2005 By Karen Tumulty, Mark Thompson, Mike Allen Time Magazine, September 25, 2005 

FEMA struggling as it hires contractors for Katrina work, Dallas Morning News, September 24, 2005 

Experts: Waste and fraud inevitable in rebuilding, By Seth BorensteinKnight Ridder, September 23, 2005 

After the Storm, FEMA Accussed of Wastefulness, by Katherine YungDallas Morning News, September 23, 2005 

Federal, local officials fight over who's boss of Katrina relief effort: Observers say lack of oversight will breed waste, By Julie Mason and Bennett RothThe Houston Chronicle, September 20, 2005 

Some Firms Hired in Katrina's Wake Have Checkered Pasts, By Yochi J. DreazenWall Street Journal, September 20, 2005 

Katrina: Crises & Recovery, Controlling Spending, CNBC, September 20, 2005 

Here Is Your New Federal Credit Card. Here Is Your New Purchase Limit, by Bill MarshThe New York Times, September 18, 2005 

Short-Staffed FEMA Farms Out Procurement, by Griffe WitteThe Washington Post, September 17, 2005 

Company hired to recover La. bodies has ties to lawsuit, by Neil SantanielloSouth Florida Sun-Sentinel, September 16, 2005 

Bill Grants Broader Emergency Procurement Authorities, By Amelia, September 16, 2005 

Contracts for recovery work raise controversy, by Kevin McCoyUSA Today, September 15, 2005 

Government's Katrina credit cards draw scrutiny, By Hope YenAssociated Press, September 15, 2005 

New Orleans Death Toll May be Lower Than Estimates; FEMA Director Resigns, Paulison Chosen as Replacement, with Lisa Sylvester, CNN CorrespondentCNN: Lou Dobbs Tonight, September 12, 2005 

Contractors Win Relief Work, Lou DobbsCNN Transcript, September 12, 2005 

Firms with Bush-Cheney ties clinching Katrina deals, ReutersUSA Today, September 10, 2005 

In Storm's Ruins, a Rush to Rebuild and Reopen for Business, By John M. Broder & Eric LiptonThe New York Times, September 10, 2005 

In Storm's Ruins, a Rush to Rebuild and Reopen for Business, By John M. BroderThe New York Times, September 10, 2005 

Firms with White House ties get Katrina contracts,, Reuters - Associated Press, September 10, 2005 

Ex-FEMA Director's Halliburton Work Protested, by David JacksonDallas Morning News, September 8, 2005