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Jun 28, 2017

Criminal Justice Reform and Efforts to Reduce Recidivism

TAKEAWAYS: Over 95 percent of the prison population today will be released at some point in the future.  Implementing programs that provide vocational training, drug treatment and community support can ease the transition back into society and reduce the rate of recidivism.  States like South Carolina, ...

Jun 13, 2017

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) Scorecard 4.0

PURPOSE: To examine agencies' progress in implementing the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) and the implications for IT acquisition reform and security. BACKGROUND: In December 2014, Congress enacted ...

Jun 7, 2017

Fast and Furious, Six Years Later

PURPOSE: To identify what the new officials at the Department of Justice can learn from the mistakes made by their predecessors in responding to Congress's inquiry.   To understand the effect of the Justice Department's obstruction on these witnesses. BACKGROUND: