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August 21, 2014

Charles Lewis’ New Book Looks at the Lies Your President Told You and Other Mistruths

Charles Lewis’ new book, 935 Lies—The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity, expands upon a Center for Public Integrity project that tracked the number of false statements that the President George W. Bush administration told in the two-year build up to the war in Iraq.

August 20, 2014

Should Contractor FOIA Objections be Labeled?

Improvements to FOIA are moving through Congress, and one additional change is needed--the public should be informed when contractors object to the release of information to the public.

August 19, 2014

DynCorp Sued for Overcharging Anti-Terrorism Program

Last week, the public learned that DynCorp International is being sued for defrauding the Army on a narco-terrorism contract, the same contract on which a Pentagon audit found over $100 million in improper charges.

August 18, 2014

Investigative Reporter Dan Moldea Comes Clean in ‘Confessions of a Guerrilla Writer’

Investigative reporter Dan Moldea has had a decorated, if not controversial, career as a muckraker. His book, Confessions of a Guerrilla Writer, is one part memoir and one part history lesson.

August 15, 2014

DOE Labs Commission Holds First Meeting

A commission created by Congress last year to review the effectiveness of the nation’s 17 energy laboratories held its first meeting in mid-July.

August 14, 2014

Public Interest Groups Call for CIA Director to Resign

A coalition of public interest groups called for CIA Director John Brennan’s resignation Tuesday, citing abuses of power that include obstructing and spying on a Senate committee that was looking into the agency’s use of torture.

August 14, 2014

Probe Finds Army General Obstructed Official Investigation—Once Again

The Pentagon Inspector General has found that a two-star general obstructed an investigation into widespread fraud and patient abuse at a U.S.-funded hospital in Afghanistan, according to a report published today at

August 13, 2014

“Stay in Your F---ing Lane”

A controversial top Army officer, Major General Gary S. Patton, has just been cited for the second time in less than a year for obstructing an official probe into horrific conditions at a U.S.-funded hospital in Afghanistan.

August 13, 2014

DOD Inspector General Report on Ex-DARPA Director Highlights Weak Ethical Oversight

Today, the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General released its report highlighting ethics violations by Regina Dugan, former director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The report was prompted by the Project On Government Oversight, which had expressed concerns about Ms. Dugans business dealings.

August 12, 2014

POGO joins Group Calling for CIA Director Brennan's Resignation

We are writing to express our grave concern about recently confirmed actions by CIA employees under the leadership of Director of Central Intelligence John Brennan, and to urge you to request Mr. Brennan’s resignation.

August 19, 2014

US Army general accused -- again -- of obstructing probe of grisly Afghan hospital

Fox News; Politics | Barnini Chakraborty

August 13, 2014

IG: Former DARPA head promoted own company, violating rules

Navy Times | Andrew Tilghman

August 10, 2014

What Obama’s new executive order means for federal contractors

The Washington Post | Amrita Jayakumar

July 16, 2014

Sink or swim time for Trident subs

The World-Herald via | Steve Liewer and Joseph Morton

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