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May 23, 2017

By Andrea Peterson

Investigation Pro-Tips from the Church Committee’s Chief Counsel



Photo of Special Senate Committee on Intelligence Operations Fritz Schwarz, Jr., on what made the Church Committee work—and why Congressional investigations today are harder.

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Topics: Government Accountability

May 19, 2017

By Nick Schwellenbach

What to Look For Next: Leak Investigations and More Attacks on the Press



Freedom of the press The administration has signaled it wants to aggressively go after the press and its sources. Congress should push back on attacks on the First Amendment.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

May 18, 2017

By Sean Moulton

New Public Accountability on Ethics Agreements



Statue of justice in an office The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) established a new certification that tracks presidential appointees’ ethics compliance, which will be posted online. The move should create greater accountability when it comes to appointees’ ethics commitments.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

May 17, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Watchdog Finds DoD Must Improve Contractor Performance Monitoring



Photo of Scrabble tiles that spell the word REPORT According to the Department of Defense Inspector General, Department agencies are not consistently tracking the performance of contractors, putting billions of taxpayer dollars at increased risk of fraud, waste, and other misconduct.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 17, 2017

By Danielle Brian

In Push for FBI Director James Comey's Trump Memos, Congress Must Protect Whistleblowers



Whistleblower whistle News reports that FBI Director James Comey documented President Trump's attempt to improperly influence FBI investigations raise serious concerns about the President and the rule of law.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

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