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.
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.
Over 200 years ago, our Founding Fathers faced a question: How could they build a democracy to withstand the trials of time and survive the pressures that destroyed those that came before?
ICE and Border Patrol plan to pay private companies hundreds of millions of dollars to help the agencies hire new employees.
President Trump’s nominee to head the CIA reportedly oversaw one of the agency’s black sites and helped destroy videos of interrogations there.
A bipartisan letter from two Senators to the White House last month deserves greater attention—and praise. While it can seem that Congressional oversight is doomed to fail in this era of hyperpartisanship, the duo’s joint questions regarding clearance processes shows it only takes a little willingness and cooperation from both sides to ask the important questions and turn things around.
The FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act prohibits lobbying activities by certain Defense Department officials, which will slow down the revolving door and help drain the swamp.
Whistleblowers are critical to journalists; their disclosures can inform the public and help hold the powerful accountable. They can reveal wrongdoing that government officials or corporate titans would rather keep under wraps.
Every year during Sunshine Week, citizens across the country shine a light on the problems preventing Americans from enjoying the open government that they deserve.
The Defense Department is claiming—wrongly— that Congress cannot restrict the United States’ participation in Yemen’s civil war
Suspicious trades in the run-up to President Trump’s steel tariff announcement are just the latest potential conflict of interest involving the one-time White House advisor.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement is paying the city of Eloy, Arizona, half a million dollars a year for no good reason.
Protecting our registration rolls from malicious hacking is critical to preserving the integrity of our election system, and needs to be a significant part of heightened efforts to increase election security.
The oil, gas and mining industry has six voting seats out of 20 on the panel, known as the Royalty Policy Committee, and they predictably advocate for paying the public less. But industry’s voice on the committee is supposed to be balanced with perspectives from state and tribal governments — Native American tribes also receive a share — and civil society and academia.
A controversial pick for a top Census Bureau job has withdrawn. Strong nonpartisan leadership is needed at the Bureau to ensure the 2020 census goes well.
The Justice Department is implementing President Trump’s promise to bring back private prison contracts, ignoring its own Inspector General’s recommendations.
Would you believe that some federal agencies are still mistakenly paying people long after they are dead? Fortunately, new bipartisan legislation in the Senate takes steps to tackle this problem.
An influential committee meeting this week has the power to fix that system by implementing important reforms to the way the public is compensated for resources extracted from public land.
The Environmental Protection Agency is especially slow at processing Freedom of Information Act requests for records in the Administrator’s office compared to the rest of the agency.
The failure of a small, inexperienced company to deliver meals to Puerto Rico disaster survivors highlights the need for improved federal contracting.