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

The introduced IG Independence and Empowerment Act folds together several other bills lawmakers previously introduced to give IGs more investigative muscle…

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

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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

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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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DoD asks Congress for bigger pay raise, FOIA exemptions

The Defense Department is giving Congress its suggestions for the 2018 defense authorization bill. The proposal gives service members a 2.1 percent pay raise.

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IGs say budget cuts to their offices will do more harm than good

A survey finds inspectors general worried about the hiring freeze and budget cuts that could cost more money than they would save.

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