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Daniel Shlien


All Means All: Departments Must Stop Restricting OIG Access

August 7, 2015

When does “all” not mean “all”? Watchdogs throughout the federal government are confronting this question in the wake of new legal opinion at the Department of Justice.

Watching the Watchdogs: GAO Finds Problems with Commerce IG

July 24, 2015

A recent GAO report highlights deficiencies of the Commerce Department's Office of Inspector General under the former IG.

Dodd-Frank Turns Five; Too Soon to Celebrate?

July 23, 2015

The Dodd-Frank Act turns five this week. POGO's review of the law's implementation at one agency shows that the anniversary is full of both promise and disappointment.

Bureau of Land Management Updating Drilling Royalty Rules

July 7, 2015

For decades, the Bureau of Land Management in the Department of the Interior has regulated the use of public lands for oil and gas drilling by private companies.