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New book seeks to train Hill oversight watchdogs

One of the constitutionally-mandated jobs of Congress is to provide oversight over the Cabinet-level agencies and other organizations within the Executive Branch. Aside from a law degree, or a passionate interest in politics and the working of government, how does one learn to be an investigator for a government oversight committee? A DC-based good government group has a new resource available for Hill staffers.

Tags: Project on Government Oversight , Ingrid Drake , Mark Paoletta , Dickstein Shapiro , House Energy & Commerce Committee , Dean Zerbe , Alliant Group , National Whistleblowers Center , Senator Chuck Grassley

Wednesday - 08/12/2009, 06:58am EDT

Army probes MP misconduct

Tags: U.S. Army , misconduct , military police

Friday - 05/29/2009, 06:16pm EDT

Archives 'escorts this President into history'

So, what does happen to all that paper, and all those gifts from the Bush years in the White House?

Tags: transition , Barack Obama , George Bush , Presidential Library

Monday - 01/19/2009, 06:37am EST

Fort Detrick caps toxic waste

A Maryland Army facility is now on an exclusive EPA priority list to clean up toxic waste contamination at a field where wastes associated with weapons production were dumped, contaminating the local water supply.

Tags: Fort Detrick , EPA , Superfund , Sen. Ben Cardin , Col. Judith Robinson

Tuesday - 07/07/2009, 07:03am EDT

Bill offers the free press an option to go non-profit

Ben Cardin hopes to turn local papers into the little publishing engine that could.

Tags: Ben Cardin , newspapers , non-profit

Thursday - 04/02/2009, 03:14pm EDT

New House chair oversees DoD cybersecurity

There's a new chair in charge of a key House subcommittee that has, among its other responsiblities, cybersecurity, primarily in a military context. California Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D.) recently discussed her new responsibilities during the recent AFCEA Homeland Security Conference.

Tags: AFCEA Homeland Security Conference , Cybersecurity , Loretta Sanchez , Google , House Armed Services Committee , DoD , Defense , House Homeland Security Committee

Monday - 03/15/2010, 06:59am EDT

The League of Extraordinary Republicans

Transitioning friendships and relationships.

Tags: transition , League of Extraordinary Republicans

Thursday - 02/12/2009, 11:45am EST

House panel learns BRAC is in the home stretch

The Pentagon faces a deadline of September 15th, 2011, by which it has to complete all the work of BRAC -- the Base Realignment and Closure process. That means either closing, or making adjustments to, military facilities all across the country. Yesterday, a key House subcommittee got a progress report on BRAC from Pentagon officials.

Tags: BRAC , Dorothy Robyn , Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Installations , House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Cons , Chet Edwards , Walter Reed National Medical Center , Fort Belvoir , Max Cacas , Defense , DoD

Thursday - 03/18/2010, 06:43am EDT

What's next for Open Government Initiative

The plethora of new, previously unavailable datasets blossoming on federal agency websites following a deadline last Friday are just the most recent manifestation of the Open Government Initiative. Recently, a panel of experts sat down at the American University's Washington College of Law to explore the OGI as part of the Obama Administration's push for more transparency and openness. They discussed where agencies go from here towards an April deadline set by the White House.

Tags: Open Government Directive , Alex Hunt , Office of Management and Budget , Sean Moulton , OMB Watch , American University , Washington College of Law , Collaboration on Government Secrecy , Max Cacas

Monday - 01/25/2010, 06:56am EST
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