Liz Hempowicz

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Shalanda Young testifies during a Senate Budget Committee hearing to examine her nomination to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

OMB tells agencies to cooperate with IGs overseeing COVID-19 spending

The OMB memo sets a tone for cooperation as legislation to strengthen the independence and authority makes its way through Congress.

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Whistleblower Protection – Where We Stand 243 Years After the First Whistleblower Law

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Bill to strengthen IG independence seeks to correct ‘unconscionable’ long-term vacancies

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The Capitol is seen at dusk as work in the Senate is stalled on the Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, in Washington, Friday, March 5, 2021. Senators plan to continue to vote on amendments through the night. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

An agenda for Congress on oversight, transparency and ethics

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Elijah Cummings

Expect ‘profound change’ with House oversight’s approach to federal workforce, government reform

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Project on Government Oversight

Can the Office of Government Ethics actually punish violators?

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Lawmakers considering DoD’s perennial ask to change FOIA law

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The Army IG says there are too many whistleblower reprisal cases, but that might not be bad

Whistleblower reprisal cases are going up, but that may mean whistleblowers are feelings safer coming forward.

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Liz Hempowicz: Past, present, future of whistleblower protection laws

Recent cases often illustrate how precarious whistleblowers can still be despite several enacted laws to protect their rights.

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US-Senator John McCain

McCain closes doors to public on NDAA sausage-making

The Senate Armed Services Committee and its subcommittees are marking up the defense authorization bill in a completely classified setting.

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