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June 15, 2017

By Nicholas Pacifico

Understanding the Anti-Lobbying Law



White House and Capitol Hill Despite the plain language of anti-lobbying bans, a narrow interpretation by the DOJ has given executive branch employees a lot of leeway in influencing the legislative process.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 13, 2017

By Susan Ervin

Financial Sector Oversight Will Be Harmed by New Legislation



Securities and Exchange Commission Building Legislation is moving through Congress that would put the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) invaluable whistleblower program in jeopardy.

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Topics: Financial Sector

June 12, 2017

By Jean Carlos Baez Rosario

Watchdog Positions Still Vacant Under Trump Administration



U.S. Capitol Building at night The Trump administration has continued to ignore filling permanent inspectors general positions, with some vacancies lasting over two years.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 8, 2017

By Laura Peterson

More Trump Appointees Get Waived Past Ethics Pledge



White House Ethics Waiver The Office of Government Ethics posted waivers to the ethics pledge for 10 Trump appointees after demanding them from federal agencies.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

June 6, 2017

By Danielle Brian

Considerations for Working with Whistleblowers in a Technological Age



Whistleblower whistle Recent documents released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on how they identified an alleged National Security Agency (NSA) contractor source provide a number of lessons and considerations for sources and journalists who seek to anonymously disclose info

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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