Leaders from the Inspector General community testified before Congress last week on challenges facing these key federal watchdogs, and laid out recommendations that would allow improved oversight of federal programs and spending.
Whitefish Energy’s controversial contract to restore power in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico highlights systemic federal contracting problems.
Starting on November 16, the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 will make life harder for government officials working in “acting” capacity, and may impact important government operations.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report assessing implementation of reforms meant to reduce waste in federal agency IT investment.
The Department of Homeland Security removed from its website documents cataloging misconduct allegations against its employees but failed to inform the public why it did so.
Offshore oil and gas workers who the blow the whistle on workplace safety hazards lack federal protections, and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is considering dropping its recommendation to fill that gap.
For the second time in two years, the Pentagon has classified information on the capabilities of the Afghan security forces that was previously reported to the public. Will the Pentagon stand by its shaky justification, or will it have a change of heart like the last time it tried to do this?
Democratic lawmakers in the House filed suit on Thursday to compel the General Services Administration to hand over details surrounding the Trump International Hotel’s ties to the President and to money stemming from foreign officials.
The United States is bowing out of an international transparency initiative aimed at reducing corruption in the oil, gas, and mining industries.
The target of one of the first indictments to come out of the investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 election reportedly visited the White House as recently as this summer.
Next month, the U.S. Army will open bidding on the ten-year, $82 billion LOGCAP V contract. We hope the fraud, waste, and poor performance that plagued past LOGCAP contracts will not be repeated.
A grand jury has indicted President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), a foreign influence law that the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) has found to be regularly violated and rarely enforced.
The no-audit clause in the Whitefish Energy contract to restore electricity in Puerto Rico is a problem, and it actually highlights a bigger problem with many federal contracts.
The federal government’s efforts to fight the widespread deadly epidemic of opioid addiction were stymied by the campaign finance system and the revolving door.
Beverley Lumpkin, our beloved colleague and friend, lost a long battle with cancer on Friday, October 20, 2017.
Transparency prevailed in California recently when a Los Angeles County judge slapped down a bus manufacturing company’s attempt to halt the release of information about its $500 million government contract.
Despite President Trump’s claim that a border wall is crucial for our safety, the Department of Homeland Security hasn’t requested funding for new walls or fences since the last wall was mandated a decade ago.
Regularly updated spreadsheets posted on the Federal Procurement Data System, an online repository of federal contract spending data, reveal fascinating details about the billions spent to aid and rebuild the areas affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
The Project On Government Oversight’s investigative work was on full display at yesterday’s Senate confirmation hearing for Central Intelligence Agency Inspector General nominee Christopher Sharpley, who currently occupies that position in an acting capacity.
A list of the 13 scariest things POGO has shed light on and is working to change.