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Former Special Counsel Scott Bloch charged with contempt

The Bush administration official whose job was to protect government whistleblowers stands accused of mistreating them, illegally deleting documents and withholding information from Congress. Debra S. Katz, partner at Katz, Marshall & Banks explains what's next

Tags: P&B , Debra S. Katz , Scott Amey , OSC ,

Friday - 04/23/2010, 10:07am EDT
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Criminal Contracting

Tags: contract , Edolphus Towns , GAO ,

Friday - 02/27/2009, 09:05am EST
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Ethics rule changes coming for feds

Relaxed conflict-of-interest regulations have been proposed that would allow feds to serve on the boards of nonprofit groups. To explain the rules, and changes, turn to attorney Debra Roth.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 09:31am EDT
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Some Senior Mentors quit over disclosure rules

Seven retired admirals and generals are going to leave their jobs as military consultants.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Pentagon , senior mentors , management ,

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 08:40am EST

Federal employees freedom of expression being tested

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has dismissed one of its top organic standards experts because he expressed personal opinions on technical matters. Attorney Bill Bransford explains why that may, or may not, be a problem.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , agriculture , National Organic Program , management , Bill Bransford , Shaw Bransford & Roth

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 09:41am EST
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OMB plans to bust IT contracting myths

The Office of Management and Budget said many feds responsible for IT acquisition are so cautious about running afoul of ethics rules that they're passing up what could be productive interactions with the industry. The administration plans to start an awareness campaign to improve communication between agencies and vendors.

Tags: technology , management , contracting , OMB , OFPP , Vivek Kundra , Bob Dix , Dan Gordon , Paul Brub

Friday - 12/10/2010, 07:33pm EST
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Ethics dilemma: feed greed for good deeds?

Are there really professional whistleblowers? If so, can we live with that? We talk about it with attorney Bill Bransford.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , whistleblowers , Bill Bransford

Friday - 09/10/2010, 09:31am EDT
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New Interior ethics policy explained

Scandalized by federal regulators who had sex with oil company executives and negotiated with them for jobs, the agency that oversees offshore drilling is imposing a first-ever ethics policy that bars inspectors from dealing with a company that employs a family member or personal friend. Attorney Debra Roth has details.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , MMS , DOI , Debra Roth , pay and benefits

Thursday - 09/02/2010, 09:31am EDT
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Blow the whistle, win some cash?

Reversed and remanded. That's where the case of a former Interior Department employee who blew the whistle sits. Bill Bransford gives us an update.

Tags: Federal Drive , POGO , management , pay and benefits , Interior , DOI , whistleblower , Robert Berman , Bill Bransford , Shaw Bransford & Roth , bribery , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 08/19/2010, 09:41am EDT
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