Blog — Department of Defense

July 08, 2014

Are Federal Agencies Complying with the Open Government Directive?

By Daniel Schuman

Starting in 2010, the White House required some agencies to create biannual open government plans. Along with a coalition of organizations, we are monitoring whether they have released their 2014 plans.

Here are the results so far:

Agency Compliance with Open Government Directive

Pentagon Failing To Keep Track of The Revolving Door

Despite the public's concern and requirements enacted by Congress, the Department of Defense still can't keep track of where former Pentagon brass go after serving. Read More ›

Military Contractors Open the Revolving Door for Former Pentagon Officials

A newly acquired Defense Dept. database details just how close retiring Pentagon officials are to the defense industry. Read More ›

Dark Money Groups Have Ulterior Motives for Opposing Hagel

The campaign against Sen. Hagel's nomination is just one more reason why Congress must address the Supreme Court's disastrous Citizens United decision. Read More ›

Revolving Door at Sea

The revolving door phenomenon extends to the U.S. Coast Guard, which unlike other major government agencies, tracks the compensation of its retired officials. Read More ›

The Real Scandal Involving Generals

How can we be sure the Pentagon is receiving unbiased counsel from retired officials whose livelihoods now depends on maximizing profits for their new employers?
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Defense Department Procedures Keep the “Revolving Door” Spinning

Very little is known about the Pentagon's process for allowing departing staff to find employment with military contractors. Read More ›

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