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March 13, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Department of Homeland Security Finally Has a Permanent IG



John Roth John Roth was confirmed at the permanent Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security last week, filling a position that had been vacant for over three years.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 13, 2014

By Joe Newman

Report Finds Prosecutorial Misconduct and Secrecy at Justice Department



Gavel Over the last 12 years, hundreds of federal prosecutors and other Department of Justice (DOJ) employees have been involved in professional misconduct, including misleading courts, withholding evidence that could have helped defendants, abusing their power and violating constitutional rights.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 12, 2014

By Joe Newman

CIA Should be Held Accountable for Interference with Senate Committee’s Work



Capitol Surveillance President Obama should declassify a U.S. Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices and end any attempts by the CIA to obstruct congressional oversight, a coalition of groups said today in a letter to the president.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

February 3, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Could Post Offices Become Public Banks?



US Post Office Last week, the office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service released a report with an out-of-the-box suggestion that would produce $8.9 billion in new annual profits: Turning the Post Office into a bank, with savings accounts, loans and debit

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 30, 2014

By Christine Anderson

Aid Flows Despite Corruption Concerns in Afghanistan



Afghanistan A recent SIGAR report finds that Afghan ministries entrusted with direct assistance from USAID are at high risk of corruption, a fact that USAID doesn't want the American public to know.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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