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September 1, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Halt DHS Procurement while Private Detention Centers Evaluated



Detention Center fence The Project On Government Oversight asks that the Department of Homeland Security immediately halt long-term contract renewals and solicitations for detention centers while the Homeland Security Advisory Board evaluates whether the immigration detention op

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

August 18, 2016

By Nicholas Pacifico

POGO: DHS Should Follow Justice Dept., End Reliance on Private Prisons



Prison cells The Department of Homeland Security should follow the Justice Department’s lead and shut down its network of private prisons.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

July 11, 2016

By Lane Corrigan

Purchase Cards Cut Red Tape but Not Spending



Photograph of Purchase Cards or Credit Cards A new GAO report finds room for improvement in how federal agencies analyze purchases made on government purchase cards. When agencies don’t fully review their receipts, they miss opportunities to leverage their buying power and find discounts.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 5, 2016

By Lexi Curnin

For FOIA’s 50th, FEMA Still Dragging Feet After 10 Years



Photographs of Houses under water because of Hurricane Katrina flooding FOIA celebrated its 50th birthday, and the law has seen some incredible successes, but some agencies still apparently haven’t gotten the memo.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Contract Oversight

September 16, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Congress’s Complicated and Wasteful Oversight of DHS



DHS Seal In a New York Times op-ed published last week, the 9/11 commission’s co-chairs Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton argue that one of their most important proposals has still not been carried out: improved homeland security oversight.

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Topics: National Security

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