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February 8, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Homeland Security Falling Short in Managing Risky Contractors



FEMA Operation Blue Roof A new report from the Department of Homeland Security’s watchdog found shortcomings in the agency’s suspension and debarment program, undermining safeguards that protect taxpayers from poorly performing or lawbreaking contractors and other federal fund rec

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 7, 2018

By Daniel Van Schooten

Insider Threat Programs Could Chill Whistleblowing, Agency Warns



A blue whistle against a black backdrop. New guidance from the Office of Special Counsel warns federal agencies that non-disclosure agreements, insider threat programs, and employee monitoring programs may violate whistleblower protections.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

February 2, 2018

By Emma Stodder

Unrigging the System



Broken Capitol building It’s time to tell Congress that we need new and better solutions to “unrig the system.”

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Topics: Open Government

February 2, 2018

By Danielle Brian

“The Memo”: Willful Ignorance and the House Intel Committee



Devin Nunes The House Intelligence Committee voted to publicly release its classified memo on the FBI while opting to be willfully ignorant of the facts and potential consequences of its actions. That's the biggest problem with #ReleaseTheMemo.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

February 1, 2018

By Jake Laperruque

With #ReleaseTheMemo, Nunes Hopes You Won’t Understand FISA



Surveillance Cameras FISA, a highly complex law, has two provisions particularly relevant to the Nunes memo and the hypocrisy surrounding the Republicans’ sudden concern about it.

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Topics: Open Government, National Security

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