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July 30, 2014

At VA, Complaint Couched in Humor Was a Punishable Offense

VA employee and whistleblower Stuart Kallio was reprimanded for sending a satirical email in which he imagined his life as a “Homeless Supervisor” after his cubicle was given to someone else.

July 30, 2014

POGO Letter to VA Secretary Prompts Congressional Action

The Representatives from Arizona sent a letter to Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson requesting an investigation into allegations POGO reported last week regarding the new interim director of the VA Southwest Health Care Network who allegedly retaliated against a whistleblower in her previous position.

July 30, 2014

It’s That Time Again—The False Claims Act is Under Attack

A House hearing will look at the False Claims Act, which protects the federal government from fraud by companies and individuals, but some groups are calling for cuts to the law's most important provisions.

July 29, 2014

When the Administration Asks Itself to Declassify

In preparing a recent report, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board demonstrated an unusual mode of declassification. In this case, the process was remarkably productive, and it may offer a precedent for future declassification efforts.

July 29, 2014

NY Times: Time to Reassess Costly F-35 Program

A recent New York Times editorial critiqued the problem-plagued F-35 Joint Strike Fighter after all F-35 fighter jets were grounded because of an engine failure.

July 29, 2014

POGO Supports Transparency in Presidential Library Donations

POGO joins other good government groups in supporting the Presidential Libraries Donation Reform Act, which would bring transparency to fundraising for presidential libraries.

July 29, 2014

POGO and Partners Support USA FREEDOM Act in Senate

POGO joins other good government groups in supporting the USA FREEDOM Act in the amended version sponsored by Senator Patrick Leahy. This version restores important transparency measures to the bill.

July 21, 2014

POGO calls on President Obama to seek resignation of NRC Commissioner Magwood

We are writing to highlight Nuclear Regulatory Commission Commissioner William Magwood’s glaring conflict of interest and urge you to seek his immediate resignation.

July 21, 2014

Interim Director in Charge of Arizona VA Put Whistleblower on Leave

POGO’s letter to Acting Secretary Gibson sets forth recommendations to “demonstrate an agency-wide commitment to changing this culture of fear, bullying, and retaliation.”

July 21, 2014

POGO Letter to VA Secretary About VA Employees' Claims of Fear and Retaliation

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees told the Project On Government Oversight that they have faced retaliation for blowing the whistle on problems, and many said a toxic culture discourages VA employees from openly expressing dissent.

July 16, 2014

Sink or swim time for Trident subs

The World-Herald via Omaha.com | Steve Liewer and Joseph Morton

Straus Military Reform Project


Read the latest analysis of defense issues

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