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March 7, 2017

By Daniel Van Schooten

Govt Watchdog Finds Flaws in Implementation of Contractor Whistleblower Law



Whistleblower Retaliation Lineup: Men in suits lined up facing a wall, their shadows elongated in front of them. One of the men's outlines is shaped like a whistle Whistleblower protections for federal contractors have been inconsistently implemented, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

March 6, 2017

By Mark Thompson

Military Industrial Circus: What I’ve learned covering the military for 40 years



President Donald J. Trump passes through the ceremonial rainbow sideboys upon his departure from the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford In his inaugural column, Mark Thompson, national security analyst for the CDI Straus Military Reform Project, talks about covering the military. "Scant public interest yields ceaseless wars to nowhere."

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Topics: National Security

March 3, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Contractor Fair Pay and Workplace Safety Rules in Peril



Safety Officers in fluorescent overgear and hard hats discussing a clean up project This week, Congress moved one step closer to overturning new rules designed to improve workplace safety and contractor accountability.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 3, 2017

By David S. Hilzenrath

Trump’s Dangerous Prescription for the FDA



President Trump addressing a joint session of Congress, with VP Mike Pence and Rep. Paul Ryan seated behind him, clapping. President Donald Trump called the FDA drug approval process slow and burdensome, but the evidence he cited could point to the opposite conclusion. Slashing regulatory restraints as he proposed could pose medical and financial hazards.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Public Health and Science

March 3, 2017

By Sean Moulton

Regulations: America’s Unsung Heroes



Man removing perscription drugs from cabinet President Trump should focus on making regulations better or improving the regulatory process. Regulations provide enormous benefits to all of us. For example, they ensure that prescription drugs and other products are safe for the public.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Agency Rulemaking

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