Information ICE fought to keep secret reveals lapses in oversight of its detention centers. This is particularly troubling as the Trump administration ramps up its efforts to detain and deport more immigrants.
The Senate and House deliberations over the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (OIG) budget exemplifies how Congress must strengthen its oversight efforts. While the overall DHS budget is increasing as the agency is facing many new challenges such as the recent major disasters, the Administration and Congress are not providing the Office of Inspector General adequate resources.
The Trump administration is reportedly mulling plans to put a private company in charge of conducting a variety of covert intelligence and counterterrorism activities. We explain why this is a bad idea.
As you get ready to feast on turkey this Thanksgiving, one thing you can be thankful for is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The watchdog at the Department of Homeland Security found DHS violated court orders during the rollout of Trump’s travel ban. But the watchdog’s full findings are being blocked by DHS from public release.
The Department of Interior’s new Royalty Policy Committee gets too much input from industry and too little from civil society.
Leaders from the Inspector General community testified before Congress last week on challenges facing these key federal watchdogs, and laid out recommendations that would allow improved oversight of federal programs and spending.
Whitefish Energy’s controversial contract to restore power in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico highlights systemic federal contracting problems.
Starting on November 16, the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 will make life harder for government officials working in “acting” capacity, and may impact important government operations.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report assessing implementation of reforms meant to reduce waste in federal agency IT investment.
The Department of Homeland Security removed from its website documents cataloging misconduct allegations against its employees but failed to inform the public why it did so.
Offshore oil and gas workers who the blow the whistle on workplace safety hazards lack federal protections, and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is considering dropping its recommendation to fill that gap.
For the second time in two years, the Pentagon has classified information on the capabilities of the Afghan security forces that was previously reported to the public. Will the Pentagon stand by its shaky justification, or will it have a change of heart like the last time it tried to do this?
Democratic lawmakers in the House filed suit on Thursday to compel the General Services Administration to hand over details surrounding the Trump International Hotel’s ties to the President and to money stemming from foreign officials.
The United States is bowing out of an international transparency initiative aimed at reducing corruption in the oil, gas, and mining industries.
The target of one of the first indictments to come out of the investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 election reportedly visited the White House as recently as this summer.
Next month, the U.S. Army will open bidding on the ten-year, $82 billion LOGCAP V contract. We hope the fraud, waste, and poor performance that plagued past LOGCAP contracts will not be repeated.
A grand jury has indicted President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), a foreign influence law that the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) has found to be regularly violated and rarely enforced.
The no-audit clause in the Whitefish Energy contract to restore electricity in Puerto Rico is a problem, and it actually highlights a bigger problem with many federal contracts.
The federal government’s efforts to fight the widespread deadly epidemic of opioid addiction were stymied by the campaign finance system and the revolving door.