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COI Resources Topic: Researching & Investigating

Useful Databases and Other Resources

May 18, 2018

A wide-ranging index of links to helpful databases, search engines, and other resources that may prove useful while conducting oversight.

April 20, 2018 is a central repository for reports from most of the 72 Inspectors General. The site allows Congress and the public to search for reports efficiently across the work of multiple government agency Inspectors General, as opposed to going to each individual site.

General Resources

March 23, 2018

Additional resources on congressional oversight complied by the Congressional Research Service.

How GAO Can Assist Congress

September 29, 2017

Overview of how GAO can support Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American people.

Basic GAO Information

September 29, 2017

Information sheets about GAO’s website and how to connect with GAO.

Checklist of Places to Turn to During an Investigation

July 28, 2017

Getting answers can be hard. This checklist offers different avenues you can take to get the information you need.

Improper Payments: Federal Improper Payments Are Significant, Costing Taxpayers Billions

April 28, 2017

A primer on what improper payments are.

Office of Government Ethics Transition Guide

January 6, 2017

A description of the Presidential transition process as it relates to ethics and conflicts-of-interest reviews.

Suggested Questions for the Confirmation Questionnaire

January 6, 2017

A list of ethics and conflicts-of-interest questions that could be asked of nominees.

About the Congressional Research Service

September 25, 2015

A tip sheet with basic information about what the Congressional Research Service is and what it does.