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March 13, 2014

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Coalition Applauds Committee Vote to Extend Whistleblower Rights



Government Accountability The Steering Committee for the Make It Safe Coalition of more than 50 NGOs supporting whistleblower rights applauds yesterday's passage of the All Circuit Review Extension Act by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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

March 11, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Report Shows Continued Growth in Suspensions and Debarments



Debarment Graph Federal agencies are increasingly relying on suspension and debarment to protect taxpayers from fraud, waste and abuse, according to a new report.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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