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December 21, 2017

By Danielle Brian

Keeping the Independence of the Special Counsel: The President Should Support—Not Interfere With—Investigations Into His Administration



Robert Mueller Attempting to influence or shut down the Special Counsel, an authorized, independent law enforcement investigation, undermines a cornerstone foundation upon which America was built: that we are a nation based on laws, not merely subjective decisions of se

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

December 20, 2017

By Jake Laperruque

Despite Years of Recommendations, Government Still Rewards Bad Policies for Body Cameras



Body camera If body cameras are to live up to their potential as an oversight mechanism meant to check abuse, rules need to be in place providing public access to body camera footage in a way that ensures accountability.

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Topics: Government Accountability

December 20, 2017

By Nicholas Trevino

17 of Our Favorite Stories from 2017



F-35s aircraft maintenance tarmac The Project On Government Oversight shares some of our favorite articles and blog posts to mark the end of the year.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

December 19, 2017

By Amelia Strauss

Without a Nominee, a Federal Study on Sexual Harassment Is Bottled Up



Empty conference room The Merit Systems Protection Board is working on a report on sexual harassment in the federal workplace, but it can’t release the findings until President Trump nominates and the Senate confirms a new board member.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Whistleblower Protections

December 19, 2017

By Neil Gordon

GAO Says Transportation Dept. Twitter Love Broke the Law



DOT twitter like The Government Accountability Office found the Transportation Department violated executive branch lobbying restrictions last summer when it liked and retweeted a tweet urging the public to support a bill overhauling the nation’s air traffic control system

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Topics: Government Accountability

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