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March 30, 2018

By Sean Moulton

Regulatory Rhetoric Meets Regulatory Research



Trump town hall on regulations Despite months of the President railing against regulations, a new government report concludes that benefits of regulations vastly outweigh the costs.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Agency Rulemaking

March 29, 2018

By Peter Tyler

POGO Staff Visit Key Disaster Response Warehouse



POGO Senior Policy Analyst Peter Tyler visits a Frederick, Maryland FEMA facility. On March 9th, POGO staff visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster response warehouse located in Frederick, Maryland. The current network of warehouses delivers supplies to disaster victims, but recent disasters show the need to greatly incr

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 26, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Shortsighted on Oversight



Department of Justice Inspector General, Michael E. Horowitz, in front of a recent tweet by President Trump. The President’s tweeted criticism of the Department of Justice Inspector General’s involvement in an investigation into possible wrongdoing by agency officials, and Congressional calls for an additional special counsel, show the need for more understanding

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

March 21, 2018

By Andrea Peterson

Key Intel Whistleblower Official Fired as Spy Agencies Face Oversight Crisis



Dan Meyer Whistleblower retaliation concerns have even infected the offices that are supposed to be a safe haven for those who report abuse in the Intelligence Community.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

March 21, 2018

By Rebecca Jones

Short-Staffed: Vacancies Leave Life-Altering Oversight Work for Later



Empty conference room Several administrative review boards lack adequate membership to decide important questions of workers’ rights and surveillance oversight. As a result, workers can’t find relief and the American public is worse off.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections, National Security

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