Oversight

Democratic Candidates Defend Their Records on Transparency During Nevada Primary Debate

Presidential contenders who have criticized Trump for his secrecy were forced to explain their own actions.  

Oversight

Watchdog: EPA Needs to Improve Management of Environmental Program Along the U.S.-Mexico Border 

Documentation of progress was “frequently unreliable” and program information was “neither transparent nor accessible,” said the report.

Oversight

Lawmakers Threaten Subpoena for Disciplinary Info on Border Agents Posting Racist Facebook Messages

Committee accuses Customs and Border Protection of "stonewalling" after reports it bypassed punishment for most employees involved.

Oversight

President Pardons Ex-GSA, OMB Official

David Safavian served nearly a year in prison for lying about his interactions with lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Oversight

Whistleblower Advocates Praise Pick to Lead New House Ombudsman Office

The office will train congressional staffers on handling disclosures of potential waste, fraud and abuse.

Oversight

John Kelly Finally Lets Loose on Trump

The former chief of staff explained, in the clearest terms yet, his misgivings about Trump’s behavior regarding North Korea, immigration, and Ukraine.

Oversight

Committee Votes for Subpoena Authority Over Interior's Employee Relocations, Other Documents

"We’re not here as potted plants to be watered when the administration decides it’s time," panel chairman says.

Oversight

Why So Many Architects Are Angered by ‘Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again’

Federal building guidelines say that "development of an official style must be avoided" – which is exactly what a leaked executive order is trying to do.

Oversight

How Trump Boxed the EPA Out of a Major Climate Regulation Rollback

The Trump administration’s attempt to kill one of America’s strongest climate policies has been a complete debacle.

Oversight

Analysis: The Oversight Wars Are Not Going Away

Impeachment may be over, but other skirmishes between Trump and the House will come to a head over the next few months.

Oversight

Trump’s Plan to Make Architecture Classical Again

A fringe group of traditionalists persuades the White House to take its side.

Oversight

Interior Whistleblower Reinstated and Promoted as Part of Settlement Agreement

The Office of Special Counsel found that department officials retaliated against an employee after he reported insufficient environmental studies of Alaskan drilling sites.

Oversight

Analysis: Political Parties Are Not as Good as Government Officials at Counting Votes

Most primaries are run by state and local governments. But caucuses are different — and Iowa shows how that can be a problem.

Oversight

Analysis: The U.S. Could Learn How to Improve Election Protection from Other Nations

Around the world, elections are under attack. U.S. officials could learn from other countries about how to ensure everyone's vote is recorded and counted accurately

Oversight

Watchdog Highlights Security Vulnerabilities at Federal Child Care Centers

IG says in some cases, a lack of funding stalled fixes that would have made facilities safer.

Oversight

GSA Back in the Hot Seat Over Trump Hotel Oversight, Potential Sale

"The only thing I know is what I've read in the paper," agency chief says in reference to foreign expenditures at the hotel.  

Oversight

Watchdog Finds Serious Staffing and Leadership Problems at State Department

Officials still feel the ramifications of the Trump administration’s 16-month hiring freeze.

Oversight

House Committees Demand Documents on EEOC Official Time Proposal

Federal employee unions and Democratic lawmakers have criticized a proposed rule that would strip union employees from the right to official time when aiding a colleague to prepare a discrimination complaint.