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 ...
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
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 ...
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
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 ...