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DOD challenges defense contractors on ethics and integrity
by Kenneth J. Krieg, Department of Defense
 


Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program: Case Studies Show Fraud and Abuse Allowed Ineligible Firms to Obtain Millions of Dollars in Contracts
Statement of Gregory D. Kutz, Managing Director, Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report #GAO-10-306T
December 16, 2009 


Veterans Health Administration: Inadequate Controls over Miscellaneous Obligations Increase Risk over Procurement Transactions
Statement of Kay L. Daly, Director Financial Management and Assurance, Government Accountability Office, Report #GAO-10-307T
December 16, 2009 


Results in Brief: Contracted Advisory and Assistance Services for the U.S. Army Future Combat Systems
Inspector General, Department of Defense, Department of Defense Report No. D-2010-024
November 24, 2009 


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POGO in the News


The performance of the GSA is Congress' responsibility, Rep. Dany K. Davis (D-Ill.)The Hill, May 1, 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 


Has the President put the brakes on contractor disclosure?, Sarah ChackoFederal Times (federaltimes.com), April 10, 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 


Group seeks re-vote on birth control clot risk, Anna YukhananovReuters, January 12, 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 


Air Force mentor's ties illustrate conflict of interest, Tom Vanden Brook and Ray LockerUSA Today, November 29, 2011 


Contractors challenge prohibition against campaign contributions, Sarah ChackoFederal Times, October 20, 2011 


Drilling Down: Behind Veneer, Doubt upon Future of Natural Gas, Robbie BrownRecent Business News, June 27, 2011 


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


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


Military 'mentors' quit over disclosure rules, By Tom Vanden BrookUSA Today, January 20, 2011 


Pentagon Issues Ethics Memo Before Gutting Conflict-of-Interest Rules, By Spencer AckermanWired; Danger Room, January 4, 2011 


Pentagon Issues Ethics Memo Before Gutting Conflict-of-Interest Rules, By Spencer AckermanWired; Danger Room, January 4, 2011 


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


From the Pentagon to the private sector, By Bryan BenderThe Boston Globe, December 26, 2010 


Pentagon stops shielding senior mentors from disclosure, By Tom Vanden BrookUSA Today, November 17, 2010 


Financial disclosure ordered for military mentors, By Tom Vanden BrookUSA Today, October 14, 2010 


‘Revolving door’ is still spinning for lawmakers, lobbyists, By Diana MarreroMilwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 30, 2010 


Proposed conflict of interest rule is a lightning rod for criticism, By Robert BrodskyGovernment Executive (govexec.com), July 27, 2010 


Job door revolves despite fed rule; Career official walks thin line, By Jim McElhattonThe Washington Times, June 16, 2010 


Conflict of Interest Worries Raised in Spill Tests, By Ian UrbinaThe New York Times, May 20, 2010 


N.Y. Times still pays Obama's nominee to Army post; Lawyer would probe news leaks, By Jim McElhattonThe Washington Times, April 1, 2010 


Nominee's ties to TSA contractors raise ethics concerns, By Chris StrohmGovernmentExecutive.com, March 16, 2010 


Pentagon panel has contractor contacts, By Ray Locker and Ken DilanianUSA Today, March 1, 2010 


Taiwan’s $1 billion missile buy from Raytheon under review by watchdog group, By Michael RichardsonThe Examiner, February 9, 2010 


Watchdog wants all Pentagon official's contacts with Raytheon, By Bryan BenderThe Boston Globe; Boston.com, February 8, 2010 


Tracking The Money Obama Gives To Local Law, By Ari ShapiroNational Public Radio (NPR), January 2, 2010 


Daschle Had Public and Private Role in Push for Digital Health Records, By Fred Schulte & Emma SchwartzThe Huffington Post, December 15, 2009 


Contractors Watching Contractors, By Jeremy ScahillThe Nation, December 10, 2009 


Inouye's earmarks go to his donors, By Herbert SampleAssociated Press, December 9, 2009 


Congresswoman Maxine Waters faces ethics probe, By Kitty Felde89.3 KPCV Southern California Public Radio, November 18, 2009 


Boos as Obama taps Yucca supporter, By Stephanie TavaresLas Vegas Sun, October 21, 2009 


Did Hank Paulson Break the Law?, By Nick BaumannMother Jones, October 20, 2009 


Ten administration officials granted exceptions to ethics rule, By Robert BrodskyGovernment Executive, September 9, 2009 


Treasury nominee to keep corporate pay, By Jim McElhattonThe Washington Times, May 12, 2009 


Nonprofit Lobbyists Want To Work For Obama, National Journal's Under the Influence, April 9, 2009 


Nonprofit Lobbyists Want To Work For Obama, By Bara Vaida The National Journal Online, April 9, 2009 


FEMA Chief of Staff to Recuse Himself from Contracts with Former Employer, By Daniel FowlerCQ Homeland Security, April 3, 2009 


Dennis Blair, By Mark ThompsonTIME Magazine, January 12, 2009 


Nonprofit raises issue with pick for intelligence, by Matthew CellaThe Washington Times, January 9, 2009 


Retired admiral tapped for top intel position , By Philip EwingNavy Times, December 22, 2008 


Dennis Blair leading contender for NID, By Jen DimascioPolitico, November 11, 2008 


Stevens and the Need for Government Oversight, By Marthena CowartThe Hill, October 29, 2008 


Department of beams in the eye, By Meredith WadmanNature, October 23, 2008 


NIH Scolded Employee For Flagging Conflicts, By Ed SilvermanPharmalot, October 22, 2008 


NIH Punished Scientist Who Had Called for Open Records, By Richard MonasterskyThe Chronicle of Higher Education, October 22, 2008 


Analysis: Bush library corruption charges, By Shaun WatermanUnited Press International, July 14, 2008 


Justice in Hot Water Over Dubious Grants, By Matthew BlakeWashington Independent, July 3, 2008 


Report: DOJ Grantees Getting by with Help from Their Friends, By Ben ProtessProPublica, June 20, 2008 


Panel tees off on Justice grant official's golf outings, By Dan FriedmanCongressDaily, June 20, 2008 


Investigators Look for Favoritism in Justice Department Grants, By Carrie JohnsonWashington Post, June 19, 2008 


DHS allows industry liaison to keep his business ties, By Ben BainFederal Computer Week, February 26, 2008 


Mukasey Had Been Overseer Finalist; Attorney General Withdrew His Name After Nomination , By Carrie JohnsonThe Washington Post, January 30, 2008 


Ex-Officials Benefit From Corporate Cleanup, By Carrie JohnsonWashington Post, January 15, 2008 


Association of Bay Area Governments Helps Fund Pentagon Program, By Richard BrennemanBerkeley Daily Planet, February 27, 2007 


Edo director resigns amid conflict-of-interest charges, By James BernsteinNewsday, August 2, 2006 


Pentagon reviews conflict-of-interest accusation, By Andrea Shalal-EsaReuters, July 31, 2006 


Lou Dobbs Tonight, With Christine RomansCNN, January 13, 2006 


Schmooze Or Lose, by Kimberly PalmerGovernment Executive, December 1, 2005 


What's Lincoln Group? , Govexec.com, December 1, 2005 


Cronyism in the Bush Administration, With Aaron Brown, Anderson Cooper, Joe JohnsCNN's "Newsnight with Aaron Brown", October 13, 2005 


Watchdog group says influence peddling sets stage for breaking law , By William Finn Bennett NCTimes.com, July 16, 2005 


Lawmaker's home sale questioned , By Marcus Stern, Copley News Servicewww.signonsandiego.com, June 12, 2005 


Boeing Still in the Cross Hairs, By Sally B. Donnelly Time Magazine, March 21, 2005 


Adviser To Ridge, Adviser To Business Partners; Questions on Kerik's 2 roles , By Thomas Maier and Ken Fireman of the Washington bureau contributed to this story. Newsday, December 11, 2004 


Boeing's call for help from Air Force raises more questions, by Byron AcohidoUSA Today, December 8, 2003 


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