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The proposed DHS budget emphasizes southern border control at the cost of security for the rest of the nation.
A new law lets contractors hire their own auditors, despite history that shows it can come at the expense of independent oversight.
A new memo released by the executive branch’s Office of Legal Counsel attempts to establish a more restrictive policy regarding federal agencies responses to Congressional oversight inquiries. POGO, Members of Congress, and others are strongly criticizing this executive overreach.
The federal government needs to improve the accuracy and completeness of improper payment identification and estimation.
Despite the plain language of anti-lobbying bans, a narrow interpretation by the DOJ has given executive branch employees a lot of leeway in influencing the legislative process.
Legislation is moving through Congress that would put the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) invaluable whistleblower program in jeopardy.
The Trump administration has continued to ignore filling permanent inspectors general positions, with some vacancies lasting over two years.
The Office of Government Ethics posted waivers to the ethics pledge for 10 Trump appointees after demanding them from federal agencies.
Recent documents released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on how they identified an alleged National Security Agency (NSA) contractor source provide a number of lessons and considerations for sources and journalists who seek to anonymously disclose information.
Trump reportedly told his agencies to ignore questions from Congressional Democrats. But is he any different from his predecessors?
Congressional investigations can bring to light important information that would have been left unaddressed by a criminal investigation.
The White House reversed its decision to fight the Office of Government Ethics over the release of government ethics records the day after POGO requested that it should proactively release copies of ethics waivers on public websites.
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced the Trump administration will not postpone the June implementation of a rule imposing a higher ethical standard on financial advisers. “Respect for the rule of law” compelled Secretary Acosta to allow the rule to start taking effect next week.
Before Memorial Day recess and with little fanfare, Congress passed legislation to close a significant loophole in the Whistleblower Protection Act. The Follow the Rules Act protects whistleblowers from having to obey orders from a supervisor that would require them to break agency rules or regulations.