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December 15, 2017

By Sean Moulton

Government Shutdown Continues to Loom



Lincoln Memorial closed due to government shutdown Congress gave us a temporary reprieve from a government shutdown, but the possibility it could still happen remains. A federal shutdown would have more impact than you might think.

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Topics: Government Accountability

December 13, 2017

By Peter Tyler

Revealing the Lost World of Government Reports



Closeup of a person using a computer The recently introduced Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act would require federal agencies to forward copies of congressionally mandated reports to the Government Publishing Office, which would then post them online to more easily allow Congress

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

November 20, 2017

By Peter Tyler

Inspector General Empowerment Act Passage Already Helping Our Federal Watchdogs



Magnifying glass with cash Leaders from the Inspector General community testified before Congress last week on challenges facing these key federal watchdogs, and laid out recommendations that would allow improved oversight of federal programs and spending.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

November 13, 2017

By Amelia Strauss

Some Agencies Yet to Implement IT Oversight Reforms, GAO Reports



Person holding a magnifying glass over a computer with code The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report assessing implementation of reforms meant to reduce waste in federal agency IT investment.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Agency Rulemaking

November 7, 2017

By David S. Hilzenrath

Whistleblowing Could Leave Oil Rig Workers at Risk



 Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. Offshore oil and gas workers who the blow the whistle on workplace safety hazards lack federal protections, and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is considering dropping its recommendation to fill that gap.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections, Energy and Natural Resources

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