If you have never seen this video, it is quite interesting.
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.”
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.
As Congress contemplates funding billions of dollars in disaster aid, it should ensure the money is overseen adequately.
The federal government’s largest contractors have paid a collective total of $2.7 billion in penalties since the 1990s for a wide variety of labor violations, which you can read about in POGO’s Federal Contractor Misconduct Database.
Even with a new chairman, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, a key government watchdog, won’t be able to return to full strength without a quorum of at least three members.
The Trump administration is jettisoning important accountability measures along with the ban on giving certain military equipment to local police forces.
Even the revised version of a Department of Justice warrant seeking information about an anti-Trump organizing site raises serious constitutional concerns.
A new Republican bill loosens President Trump’s requirement for a border wall, but contains disturbing implications for government contracting and corporate handouts.
Members of Congress are supporting a Department of Interior executive who says management retaliated against him because he disclosed how climate change is putting Alaskan coastal communities at risk.
TransDigm Group, a leading aircraft parts supplier suspected of overcharging the Pentagon, was sued by stockholders upset about the effect the company’s recent notoriety is having on their portfolios.
A joint op-ed in The Hill Understanding the Anti-Lobbying Laws by the Project On Government Oversight and the Brennan Center calls on Congress to investigate concurrently with the Department of Justice.
President Trump’s crackdown on improper payments could represent a bipartisan effort to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse in the federal government.
The firing of the Washington, D.C. veterans’ medical center director provides the first test of a new Department of Veterans Affairs accountability and whistleblower protection law.
The U.S. Senate passed legislation aimed at curbing misuse of government charge cards that can result in improper payments.
Bipartisanship led to a bill that created a new VA whistleblower office, but its language also diminishes due process rights for civil servants. Congress needs to continue overseeing the new office and ensure VA employees do not suffer from retaliation or political purging.
Helen Rene’e Ballard, a former GSA contracting official who played a key role in a POGO investigation more than a decade ago, was recently sentenced to prison for a nepotism scheme.
A new tool from Taxpayers for Common Sense provides the most comprehensive public snapshot of unclassified cybersecurity spending.
Senators’ letter raises questions about prominent investor and special adviser to President Trump Carl Icahn’s influence over the regulation of AIG.
The Levin Center at Wayne Law released a series of videos on how to conduct Congressional oversight investigations.
Senator Grassley received letters from the Administration indicating that the Office of Legal Counsel’s restrictive interpretation regarding federal agencies’ responses to Congressional oversight inquiries may be at an end.