The (POGO) Blog
October 6, 2017
An appeals court has ruled that the government cannot use a major set of safety and environmental regulations to prosecute offshore drilling contractors.
October 5, 2017
By Neil Gordon
Political scientist Paul Light issued an updated headcount of the federal workforce. Of Uncle Sam’s 9.1 million employees, Light estimates more than 40 percent are contract workers.
Topics: Contract Oversight
October 4, 2017
By Mia Steinle
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents may be putting immigrant detainees with mental illnesses at risk of harm by not reporting when they place these detainees in solitary confinement.
Topics: Government Accountability
October 2, 2017
Today, the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) launched Oversight.gov, a database of Inspectors General reports. This database consolidates over 5,800 reports from over 60 federal watchdogs in one place.
September 27, 2017
FBI whistleblowers are vulnerable because of the agency’s insufficient whistleblower protections, and Senators Chuck Grassley and Patrick Leahy are urging the Justice Department to enhance regulations protecting those whistleblowers.
Topics: Whistleblower Protections