FBI Whistleblower Protections May Finally Catch Up With Obama-era Policy Changes

The Justice Department also wants to know how it can further increase “fairness, effectiveness, efficiency and transparency” for whistleblowers.

Members Of Senate Panel Press Financial Regulators On Massive Bank Failures

Members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs asked if the Federal Reserve could have done more to prevent the collapse.

There Are Ways to Improve the System of Classifying Documents

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the different ways that Congress and the National Archives are tackling problems like overclassification.

Veterans Affairs Committee Dems Offer Bills to Streamline VA Operations

The two proposals would seek to consolidate business functions at the agency and independently verify and validate IT modernization efforts.

Denver Airport CEO Withdraws as FAA Nominee after Opposition by U.S. Senate GOP

Republicans, especially U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, that oversaw Phil Washington’s nomination criticized him for lack of aviation experience

Empowering a Small Federal Office Could Help Reform the Records Classification System

The office within the National Archives and Records Administration has seen a decline in resources over the years that its former director would like reversed.

Coach, Cop and Fire Warden: Financial Overseers Wear a Lot of Hats

Tom Shoop joins the podcast to discuss federal financial oversight.

Democratic Report on U.S. Debt Default Predicts Disrupted Benefits for Seniors, Veterans

The report says that Treasury would only be able to pay debts using existing funds and incoming revenue in the event of a default.

A Bipartisan Bill Looks to Better Prevent Mishandling of Classified Documents

“This legislation will discourage sloppiness during transition periods, safeguard our national security, and keep Americans safe,” said Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill.

Moderna Plan to Hike COVID Vaccine Price to $130 a Dose Rebuked at U.S. Senate Hearing

Senators criticized decision, noting federal government invested nearly $2 billion in Moderna’s development of vaccine

That Time Federal Bank Examiners Were Told to Play Nice

The Trump administration gave overseers a culture-shifting directive: Don’t be mean.

Here’s How the Prisons Agency Fared During the Pandemic

The Justice Department inspector general outlined opportunities for reform before the next public health emergency. 

Biden Administration Details Potential Cuts in Education, Food Aid and More under GOP Plan

The cuts, according to the letters from Cabinet secretaries and agency heads, could impact dozens of federal programs and quality of life for many Americans.

Public Trust in Government is Low. A Congressman Wants to Fix That With More White House Transparency. 

Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., reintroduced bills regarding visitor logs and preservation of presidential records. 

The Collapse Of Major U.S. Banks Leads To Bills Calling For More Regulation

The recent collapse of three banks has lawmakers debating whether stricter regulations will prevent other banks from meeting the same fate.

Biden Wants to Expand a Federal Agency’s Power to Go After Failed Bank Execs

The White House says Congress must give its administration more accountability powers.