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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

April 10, 2018

By Sean Moulton

The Citizenship Question: A Lot Riding on a Single Change in 2020 Census



Silhouettes pass in front of a large lit sign of an American flag The Trump Administration wants to add an untested question about citizenship to the 2020 census, but including it could reduce the accuracy of the data—data that we use to apportion Congressional seats to the states and to direct hundreds of billions in fe

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 14, 2018

By Mia Steinle

Homeland Security Hiring Contracts May Be More Trouble Than They're Worth, Again



Pedestrians line up for CBP processing at the Calexico, Calif. port of entry. ICE and Border Patrol plan to pay private companies hundreds of millions of dollars to help the agencies hire new employees.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 28, 2018

By Sean Moulton

Census Needs Strong Objective Leadership—Now



An empty chair in front of business people. A controversial pick for a top Census Bureau job has withdrawn. Strong nonpartisan leadership is needed at the Bureau to ensure the 2020 census goes well.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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

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