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October 2, 2017

By Amelia Strauss

Inspectors General Community Launches Oversight.gov



Oversight.gov - Homepage 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.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

September 27, 2017

By Amelia Strauss

Senators Press FBI for Updates on Whistleblower Reforms



Whistleblower Retaliation Lineup: Men in suits lined up facing a wall, their shadows elongated in front of them. One of the men's outlines is shaped like a whistle 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.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 14, 2017

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Intelligence Committee Signals Concern for Whistleblowers: Will it Lead to Action?



US Air Force intelligence analysts The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence recently signaled a growing concern “about the level of protection afforded to whistleblowers within the IC and the level of insight congressional committees have into their disclosures.”

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

September 13, 2017

By Daniel Van Schooten

Federal Ethics Process Needs to Be Clear and Transparent



Person signing a document The Project On Government Oversight sent a letter to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) urging it to require agencies to issue more comprehensive ethics agreements. This follows a push for more proactive disclosure of ethics waivers.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

September 6, 2017

By Nick Schwellenbach

Disaster Relief Needs Oversight to Stop Waste and Fraud



A Coast Guardsman looks out of a helicopter during search and rescue missions following Hurricane Harvey around Beaumont, Texas, Aug. 30, 2017. As Congress contemplates funding billions of dollars in disaster aid, it should ensure the money is overseen adequately.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

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