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May 2, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Pay Gap Report Misses Big Picture, Fails to Resolve Whether Outsourcing Saves Money



Pay difference The latest comparison of federal government and private sector compensation touched off another debate between pro-contractor and pro-federal employee interest group, but it doesn’t resolve whether the government is getting the most bang for its workforce buck.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 28, 2017

By Nick Schwellenbach

It Keeps Getting Worse for Michael Flynn



Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn President Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn may be in legal trouble for failing to disclose information about his relationships with foreign governments.

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 27, 2017

By Nick Schwellenbach

Will Trump’s Veterans Affairs Exec Order Make a Difference to Whistleblowers?



Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington DC President Trump is establishing another office at the VA focused on accountability and whistleblowers. Will it solve problems or create new ones?

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

April 24, 2017

By Justin Rood

Martin Hellman: Congress Should Determine Facts About Chem Attack in Syria



syria missile One of Congress's responsibilities is to check and balance executive power. Stanford professor Martin Hellman argues in a recent article that it should act on that responsibility by examining the intelligence Trump used to justify bombing Syria.

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 21, 2017

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

For Now, Secrecy Trumps Transparency at the White House



Photo of the White House Gate Unfortunately, the Trump Administration has decided they will not disclose the names of visitors to the White House, a giant step backwards from the previous administration.

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Topics: Open Government

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