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November 17, 2016

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

New Rule: Even the Appearance of a Conflict of Interest Should Be Avoided for Government Employees



US Office of Government Ethics website on a monitor, overlaid with a view of the US Capitol The Office of Government Ethics finalized a rule governing the solicitation and acceptance of gifts to government employees from outside sources. The new rule is intended to “advance public confidence in the integrity of Federal officials” by advising gove

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Topics: Government Accountability

November 16, 2016

By Neil Gordon

GAO Finds Shrinking Oversight of Capitol Complex Caretaker



The Architect of the Capitol is in the final painting phase of the Dome Restoration Project Oversight activity at the Architect of the Capitol Office of Inspector General has plummeted in recent years, putting the billions of taxpayer dollars spent to maintain Capitol Hill buildings and grounds at increased risk of waste and fraud.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

November 16, 2016

By Danielle Brian

Admiral La Rocque Leaves Legacy of Challenging the Military-Industrial Complex



Admiral Gene La Rocque On October 31st former Center for Defense Information President and Co-Founder Admiral Gene La Rocque passed away. The Project On Government Oversight is proud to carry on his legacy of challenging the military-industrial complex.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

November 1, 2016

By Halle Zander

Watchdog Group Slams NRC Over Pilgrim Hearing



Nuclear Facility Fence The Nuclear Regulatory Commission won’t hold a hearing with local activists about a lack of critical safety equipment at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

October 31, 2016

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

ICE Quietly Moving in to Take Over DOJ’s Private Prisons



Prison cells Instead of halting new contracts while it reviews whether or not to continue using private detention centers, ICE moves in on one of Bureau of Prisons’ newly vacant private prisons.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

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