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Sep 13, 2016

21st Century Conservation Practices

PURPOSE: To explore the benefits conservation grazing provides in restoring and maintaining grassland and heathland ecosystems. BACKGROUND: Conservation grazing is the use of grazing livestock to maintain and increase the biodiversity of ...

Sep 13, 2016

Examining Preservation of State Department Records

TAKEAWAYS: Former State employee Bryan Pagliano

Sep 12, 2016

Classifications and Redactions in FBI’s Investigative File

TAKEAWAYS: After the FBI refused to commit to providing the complete investigative file to Congress, Chairman Chaffetz issued a

Sep 9, 2016

Oversight of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Response to the Baton Rouge Flood Disaster

PURPOSE: To examine the extent of damage to the region, oversee the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) recovery efforts and identify areas for improvement. BACKGROUND: Between August 12 and August 13, 2016, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and surrounding ...

Sep 8, 2016

Examining FOIA Compliance at the Department of State

TAKEAWAYS: Despite an affidavit signed by Secretary Clinton on Aug. 8, 2015, stating all of her records were turned over to State, in just the last month, State received

Sep 7, 2016

Oversight of the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General’s Military Whistleblower Reprisal Investigations

PURPOSE: To examine the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General's (DODIG) efforts to ensure compliance with the statutory notification requirement, develop an implementation plan for expanding the IG's case management system, and issue guidance governing the oversight process. To examine the DODIG's performance in working with and protecting whistleblowers. BACKGROUND: The DODIG is responsible for ...