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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

June 7, 2018

By Rebecca Jones

Patient Advocates Get Big Funding from Big Pharma



Two people meet Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced legislation compelling patient advocacy groups to report funding they receive from pharmaceutical companies. This added transparency will give the public a new lens through which to view actions of these groups.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

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

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