Rebecca Jones, policy counsel at the Project on Government Oversight, argued it’s time for Congress to provide better whistleblower protections to its own staff.
For going on 20 years, Congress and the public have read with a mixture of horror and fascination the reports coming out of the inspectors general, first for Iraq and then for Afghanistan reconstruction.
Federal government lapses in funding have become a regular occurrence. But only rarely have they lasted more than a weekend.
Military leaders worry the nation is losing it’s competitive military advantage. The Commission on National Defense Strategy has called for a boost in spending, which is not an uncommon Washington response.
In the view of Mandy Smithberger, director of the Center for Defense Information at the Project on Government Oversight, it might be getting worse than ever.
Post-midterm election, POGO’s Justin Rood joined Federal Drive to provide tips for government oversight as political divides widen
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Project on Government Oversight called the move to replace Acting Interior Inspector General Mary Kendall with a political appointee “puzzling.”
In March, Congress passed legislation requiring all new Congressional Research Service reports to be posted to the organization’s website.
The Office of Government Ethics has a lofty mission: Establishing standards of ethics for those who are entrusted with operating the federal government.
The government’s annual spending on grants dwarfs what it spends on contracts by $200 billion. Yet much of the effort devoted to spending transparency leaves out grants.