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October 19, 2011

By Michael Smallberg

GAO Raises Serious Concerns about Conflicts of Interest and Inadequate Transparency at Federal Reserve Banks



Financial Oversight The professional and financial ties between the directors of the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks and Fed-supervised firms have created a "reputational risk" for the Federal Reserve System, and the Reserve Banks have not given the public access to key gov

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Topics: Open Government, Financial Sector

May 10, 2010

By Mandy Smithberger

IG Warned Congress About Failures of MMS, Interior



Energy and Natural Resources In 2006 then-Interior Department Inspector General Earl Devaney gave Congress numerous explicit signs when he described the culture at the Department of the Interior as one that "sustains managerial irresponsibility and a lack of accountability.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

October 29, 2009

By Ingrid Drake

Biden's Confidence in Regulatory Capacity of the NRC: "None, none"



A quick addendum to this morning's post about a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Commissioner

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

October 29, 2009

By Ingrid Drake

IG Investigation Spurred by POGO Found Former NRC Commissioner Merrifield Violated Ethics Laws



After raising concerns more than two years ago, POGO has just received hundreds of pages of internal documents, which are a part of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Inspector General investigation, that outline how recently departed Commissioner Jeffr

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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