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March 26, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Shortsighted on Oversight



Department of Justice Inspector General, Michael E. Horowitz, in front of a recent tweet by President Trump. The President’s tweeted criticism of the Department of Justice Inspector General’s involvement in an investigation into possible wrongdoing by agency officials, and Congressional calls for an additional special counsel, show the need for more understanding

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

February 27, 2018

By Rebecca Jones

Government Prison Contracts Gamble with Taxpayer Dollars



The US flag behind a tangle of barbed wire. The Justice Department is implementing President Trump’s promise to bring back private prison contracts, ignoring its own Inspector General’s recommendations.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Contract Oversight

January 30, 2018

By Daniel Van Schooten

U.S. a Haven for Global Corruption Profits, Panelists Say



Danielle Brian speaking at a panel, Democracy Defenders in Dialogue Foreign corruption is a problem enabled by American laws, banks, and other institutions. U.S. journalists need to partner with peers in other countries to connect the dots.

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Topics: Financial Sector

January 23, 2018

By Amelia Strauss

IT Contracts Worth Billions Lack Proper Oversight, GAO Reports



IT Federal agency IT contracts with a combined value in the billions of dollars are not being properly reviewed and approved by chief information officers as is required by law.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

December 18, 2017

By Amelia Strauss

Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Plan Shrouded in Secrecy



Help The secrecy around Puerto Rico’s hurricane response and recovery plan is an odd and troubling aspect of September’s major disaster.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

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