FILE - The U.S. Capitol building is seen before sunrise on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March. 21, 2022. With an urgent funding request stuck in Congress, the Health Resources and Services Administration says it can no longer cover medical bills for COVID tests and treatments for uninsured people and will stop taking claims at midnight Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)

When inspectors general fail, the backstop itself seems to fail

There’s a special committee of the Council of Inspectors General that’s supposed to take action when inspectors general fail to the exercise of good conduct.

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DoD plan to classify spending plans gets thumbs down from almost everyone

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AP Photo/Susan WalshMark Esper

Watchdogs urge more defense contractor accountability as DoD seeks ethics waivers for Esper

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Project on Government Oversight

Marine vet questions reasoning behind boosted military spending

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Elijah Cummings

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

House Democrats say the Oversight and Government Reform Committee will refocus on investigations of the executive branch, questions of cabinet-level ethics…

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Congressional Research Service makes reports open to the public eye

In March, Congress passed legislation requiring all new Congressional Research Service reports to be posted to the organization’s website.

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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will carry supplies to the International Space Station stands ready at complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Monday, April 17, 2017, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The launch is scheduled for Tuesday morning and for the first time, NASA cameras will provide live 360-degree video of the rocket heading toward space. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Fights, budgeting and planning are all ahead if DoD wants to set up a space force by 2020

President Donald Trump has called for the creation of a space force as a separate military service, but there hasn’t been a new military service since 1947.

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