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May 1, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Senate Subcommittee Slams Former Acting Homeland Security IG



Charles Edwards A Senate Subcommittee recently released a report on their investigation into allegations of misconduct against Charles Edwards, the former Acting Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security. The report illustrates the importance of IG independ

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 28, 2014

By Joshua Christensen

Court Orders Release of DOJ Drone-Strike Justifications



Drone Strike Case The Court of Appeals ordered the release of a memo justifying the drone strike that killed Anwar Al-Awlaki.

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 11, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Long-Time Inspector General Stepping Down



Brian Miller After a decade investigating government waste and fraud under two presidents, Brian Miller, inspector general of the General Services Administration (GSA), announced this week that he will be retiring effective April 18.

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 4, 2014

By Emily Binkow

OMB Refuses to Provide Charge Card Policies and Reports



Denied Stamp The Office of Management and Budget denied a recent Project On Government Oversight FOIA request for information related to charge card abuse in government agencies.

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 3, 2014

By Joshua Christensen

The Most Transparent Administration in History? Not So Much…



Classified The White House set a new record on the number of Freedom of Information Act requests it denied or censored.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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