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Hanna Kozlowska

Tech

The IRS Is Now On Instagram

A color-changing chameleon gif wants you to #BeTaxReady.

Tech

Facebook is Giving the U.S. Government More and More Data

The government keeps asking for more, and the platform is increasingly obliging.

Management

Trump’s Man In Charge Of U.S. Crime Data Is Known For His Football Rankings

Jeffrey H. Anderson, Bureau of Justice Statistics head, doesn't appear to have much data experience, aside for a system supporting the reviled Bowl Championship Series.

Defense

The Marines Finally Have Their First Female Infantry Officer

The lieutenant, who wants to keep her identity private, will lead a 40-person platoon.

Defense

Harvard Rescinded Chelsea Manning’s Fellowship after CIA Chief Mike Pompeo Cancelled a Visit

He says he objected to the former soldier as a convicted felon and that his criticism had nothing to do with her being a transgender woman.

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Management

The Private-prison Industry Has One Big Client That No One Talks About

The upending of Obama-era reforms by the Trump administration could mean even more detainees in custody for an agency that has no jails of its own.

Management

The Attorney General Just Officially Nixed the Obama Administration’s Plan to Phase Out Private Prisons

Trump’s presidency has been a boon for the companies that manage private prisons—stock values have gone up more than 100% for some.

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Oversight

Obama Says That in America You 'Can Criticize a President — Without Retribution'

Parts of Obama's national security speech sounded like a veiled message to Donald Trump.

Management

The Federal Government is Quietly Backing Out of Its Promise to Phase Out Private Prisons

The Bureau of Prisons is renewing contracts with private prison companies, despite plans to phase their use out.

Oversight

Everything That Could Go Wrong on Election Day

Voter intimidation, formal voter suppression, confusion about voting rights, and potential for violence.