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Project on Government Oversight

FILE - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission building in Washington is seen on Aug. 5, 2017. Chinese companies will have to disclose more information about audits and whether they are controlled by a government or else leave U.S. stock markets under a rule approved by securities regulators, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. (AP Andrew Harnik, File)

What happened at one agency when the inspector general botched an investigation

Complaints from inside the Securities and Exchange Commission eventually resulted in an investigation by the IG from another agency.

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)FILE - Light from the morning sun illuminates the Senate side of the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 3, 2021. The Senate is poised to vote Wednesday to void a Biden administration regulation that requires businesses with 100 or more workers have their workers vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly testing. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

How Congress can deal with bipartisan voter concern about corruption

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(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

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/AzriSuratmin)CONTRACT AWARDS on missing puzzle

Federal contracting dollars have been on the rise, and so has contractor misconduct

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Biden administration is chided for falling short on spending transparency

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Chairman Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., speaks during a Senate Governmental Affairs Committee hybrid nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 22, 2021, to consider the nominees for Postal Service Governors Anton Hajjar, Amber McReynolds, and Ronald Stroman, along with Kiran Ahuja, the nominee to be Office of Personnel Management Director. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

After years of historic absences, Biden’s MSPB nominees face their first test

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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, American soldiers wait on the tarmac in Logar province, Afghanistan. The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan is leaving intelligence agencies scrambling for other ways to monitor and stop terrorists. They’ll have to depend more on technology and their allies in Afghan government — even as it faces an increasingly uncertain future once U.S. and NATO forces depart. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

Where does waste, fraud and abuse in the military stand after Afghanistan?

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Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Privacy, technology groups urge Biden to revive surveillance oversight board

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, clouds roll over the U.S. Capitol dome as dusk approaches in Washington. The committee charged with helping Republicans wrest control of the House next year raised $45.4 million over the last three months, a record quarterly haul during a year without a national election. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Why tracking federal spending is more complicated than ever, and how to fix it

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/wildpixel)Whistle blower or whistleblower concept as a symbol of a secret informer agent posing as an employee with his cast shadow of a whistle as a metaphor for inside infoermation on misconduct in a 3D illustration style.

Federal employees have some of the worst whistleblower protections in the country, advocates say

Whistleblower protections for federal employees are some of the worst in the U.S. labor market, advocates say, and they see recent bipartisan legislation…

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Project on Government Oversight

Spare parts an opportunity for Pentagon to spend more efficiently

The Project on Government Oversight’s Mandy Smithberger testified about the issue to Congress, and she joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk more.

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Support for new proposed law to boost whistleblowers at Veterans Affairs

Not one but two bills would add vim and vigor to the Whistleblower Protection Act as it applies to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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