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September 13, 2017

By Daniel Van Schooten

Federal Ethics Process Needs to Be Clear and Transparent



Person signing a document The Project On Government Oversight sent a letter to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) urging it to require agencies to issue more comprehensive ethics agreements. This follows a push for more proactive disclosure of ethics waivers.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

August 17, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Defense Supplier Accused of Price Gouging is Hit with Shareholder Lawsuit



Stock market with money graphic TransDigm Group, a leading aircraft parts supplier suspected of overcharging the Pentagon, was sued by stockholders upset about the effect the company’s recent notoriety is having on their portfolios.

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Topics: National Security, Contract Oversight

August 15, 2017

By Christine Ostrosky

POGO and Brennan Center Call for Concurrent Investigations



The US Capitol lit up at night, photographed by Stephen Melisethian A joint op-ed in The Hill Understanding the Anti-Lobbying Laws by the Project On Government Oversight and the Brennan Center calls on Congress to investigate concurrently with the Department of Justice.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 11, 2017

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Veterans Affairs Response to Alleged Whistleblowers Still Worrying



Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington DC The firing of the Washington, D.C. veterans’ medical center director provides the first test of a new Department of Veterans Affairs accountability and whistleblower protection law.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

August 9, 2017

By Jean Carlos Baez Rosario

Civil Servants Exposed To Retaliation Under Bipartisan VA Bill



Photo of President Trump after signing the Deptartment of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act Bipartisanship led to a bill that created a new VA whistleblower office, but its language also diminishes due process rights for civil servants. Congress needs to continue overseeing the new office and ensure VA employees do not suffer from retaliation or political purging.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

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