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December 21, 2017

By Danielle Brian

Keeping the Independence of the Special Counsel: The President Should Support—Not Interfere With—Investigations Into His Administration



Robert Mueller Attempting to influence or shut down the Special Counsel, an authorized, independent law enforcement investigation, undermines a cornerstone foundation upon which America was built: that we are a nation based on laws, not merely subjective decisions of se

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

November 13, 2017

By Amelia Strauss

Some Agencies Yet to Implement IT Oversight Reforms, GAO Reports



Person holding a magnifying glass over a computer with code The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report assessing implementation of reforms meant to reduce waste in federal agency IT investment.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Agency Rulemaking

October 12, 2017

By Amelia Strauss

Customs and Border Protection Officer Punished for Reporting Wrongdoing



US Customs and Border Protection agents await a bus for inspection. A Customs and Border Protection Officer who tried to report concerns of racial profiling and Fourth Amendment violations faced resistance and punishment from supervisors.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

October 11, 2017

By Peter Tyler

Senate Bill Would Improve Oversight of Programs That Give Police Military Equipment



Marine recruits go through the bayonet assault training course at Parris Island, S.C., on May 13, 2011. Legislation was introduced that will improve accountability in a Department of Defense program that transfers surplus military equipment to civil law enforcement agencies.

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 27, 2017

By Amelia Strauss

Senators Press FBI for Updates on Whistleblower Reforms



Whistleblower Retaliation Lineup: Men in suits lined up facing a wall, their shadows elongated in front of them. One of the men's outlines is shaped like a whistle 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.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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