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August 10, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Rating the Watchdogs: Are Our Inspectors General Effective?



IG seals New articles by Federal News Radio and Government Executive raise issues worthy of examination regarding the inspector general community, issues that are also addressed by POGO’s recent report on our nation’s federal watchdogs.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

August 1, 2018

By Rebecca Jones

New Report Confirms Whistleblower Retaliation is Alive and Well at Department of Veterans Affairs



A blue whistle against a black backdrop. A new GAO report confirms POGO’s fears that the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protections lacks adequate independence.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Whistleblower Protections

June 19, 2018

By Nicholas Trevino

Symposium: Clear Regulations Protect Freedom, Not Restrict It



Regs symposium event Elizabeth Warren and others spoke at a recent Coalition for Sensible Safeguards event on the Trump Administration’s deregulation policies and the impact they have on health and finances.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

June 18, 2018

By Rebecca Jones

House Members Stand Up to Bad Executive Orders, Stand Up for Federal Workers



Whistleblower target retaliation House Republicans and Democrats sent President Trump separate letters condemning recent executive orders that weaken civil service protection laws and put a bullseye on the backs of whistleblowers.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Whistleblower Protections

May 10, 2018

By Sean Moulton

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing (or a Scientist’s Lab Coat)



A scientist in a labcoat redacts data in a book The EPA’s claims its new science policy will increase transparency, but it will actually severely limit the scientific information the agency can use to keep the public safe.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

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