Oversight

GovExec Daily: The Agency Keeping Government Accountable

Government Accountability Office COO Kate Siggerud joins the podcast to explain her agency's role in keeping government honest.

The 3 Weeks That Changed Everything

Imagine if the National Transportation Safety Board investigated America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Nation’s Campaign Finance Watchdog Will Once Again Be Rendered Toothless 

Without a quorum, the Federal Election Commission can’t carry out its key duties as elections near. 

Analysis: Should the President Pick the Attorney General?

Attorneys general who serve at the pleasure of the president are more likely to act in pursuit of a particular political agenda, rather than solely in accordance with the rule of law.

A Company Run by a White House 'Volunteer' With No Experience in Medical Supplies Got $2.4 Million From the Feds for Medical Supplies

A $2.4 million deal to supply the Bureau of Prisons with surgical gowns was the second multimillion dollar contract for coronavirus supplies that went to somebody who did work for the White House but had little relevant experience.

GovExec Daily: The State of Police Reform

Route Fifty's Emma Coleman joins the podcast to consider police reform options at the federal and state levels.

Senator Asks Inspector General to Investigate Global Media Agency Firings

The new U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO has sparked fears over politicization of employees’ journalism. 

Democrats Don’t Know How to Handle Bill Barr

Dems have a long list of grievances against Attorney General Barr, but the president’s ally at the Justice Department is proving an elusive target.

GovExec Daily: Updating Recent TSP News

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss how the pandemic is affecting federal retirement.

White House Concealed Finding That OPM Merger was Illegal, Report Says

Lawmakers are livid; administration officials deny they withheld information.

Pandemic Oversight Committee Launches Contract Spending Tracker

The committee had stated in its first report that financial management could be a top challenge for agencies. 

An Illustrated History of Government Agencies Twisting the Truth to Align With White House Misinformation

When Trump pushes outlandish misinformation, his federal agencies have turned it into official guidance and policy. Some have later had to reverse themselves.

Reps. Sylvia Garcia, Joaquin Castro Call on ICE to Release Migrants in Immigration Detention Centers as Coronavirus Cases Surge

As cases surge in Texas and the pandemic rages on, the representatives said ICE should release all detainees who are not a safety risk and who are more vulnerable to contracting the virus.

GovExec Daily: The TARP and Pandemic Response Comparison

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to examine how the CARES Act oversight compares to the 2008 relief package oversight.

Top Senate Democrat Asks for Probe of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Removal

Request comes as the House will hear on Wednesday from Justice officials on supposed politicization of the department.

Democratic Senators Call for USAID to Investigate Anti-LGBT, Anti-Muslim Comments by Appointees

The Democrats’ request comes as the agency grapples with internal frustration over its approach to racism and bias.