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Amelia Strauss

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ICE Fights to Keep Facility Information Secret

December 6, 2017

Information ICE fought to keep secret reveals lapses in oversight of its detention centers. This is particularly troubling as the Trump administration ramps up its efforts to detain and deport more immigrants.

Some Agencies Yet to Implement IT Oversight Reforms, GAO Reports

November 13, 2017

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report assessing implementation of reforms meant to reduce waste in federal agency IT investment.

Customs and Border Protection Officer Punished for Reporting Wrongdoing

October 12, 2017

A Customs and Border Protection Officer who tried to report concerns of racial profiling and Fourth Amendment violations faced resistance and punishment from supervisors.

Inspectors General Community Launches Oversight.gov

October 2, 2017

Today, the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) launched Oversight.gov, a database of Inspectors General reports. This database consolidates over 5,800 reports from over 60 federal watchdogs in one place.

Senators Press FBI for Updates on Whistleblower Reforms

September 27, 2017

FBI whistleblowers are vulnerable because of the agency’s insufficient whistleblower protections, and Senators Chuck Grassley and Patrick Leahy are urging the Justice Department to enhance regulations protecting those whistleblowers.