ICE and CBP are keeping unreliable data on assaults and failing to fully train officers in defensive tactics


Report:
Assaults on CBP and ICE Law Enforcement Officers
Department of Homeland Security,
Office of Inspector General

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California is chronically mismanaging FEMA disaster relief funds


Report:
Lessons Learned from Previous Audit Reports Related to California’s
Practice of Managing Public Assistance Grant Funds
Department of Homeland Security,
Office of Inspector General

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Costs of Government Interventions in Response to the Financial Crisis: A Retrospective


Report:
Costs of Government Interventions in Response
to the Financial Crisis: A Retrospective
Baird Webel, Specialist in Financial Economics
Marc Labonte, Specialist in Macroeconomic Policy

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Veterans Benefits Administration is still under-reporting it’s pending disability claim backlog statistics


Report:
Review of Accuracy of Reported Pending
Disability Claims Backlog Statistics
Department of Veterans Affairs,
Office of Inspector General

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State Department office responsible for convening an Accountability Review Board didn’t become aware of the Cuban embassy incident until a former employee contacted them after seeing media reports almost a year later


Testimony:
REPORTED INJURIES TO U.S. PERSONNEL IN CUBA:
Preliminary Observations on State’s Response and Management Challenges
Statement of Brian M. Mazanec, Acting Director,
International Affairs and Trade, Government Accountability Office

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Securities Regulation and Initial Coin Offerings: A Legal Primer


Report:
Securities Regulation and Initial
Coin Offerings: A Legal Primer
Jay B. Sykes, Legislative Attorney

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DHS components are violating the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act by not using forms with a specific statement on individuals’ obligations and rights concerning disclosure of fraud, waste, or abuse to OIG


Report:
DHS Non-disclosure Forms and Settlement Agreements Do Not
Always Include the Required Statement from the
Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012
Department of Homeland Security,
Office of Inspector General

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DOD Issues Directive on New Authority for Support of Special Operations for Irregular Warfare


Memo:
Directive-type Memorandum (DTM)-18-005
Authority for Support of Special Operations for Irregular Warfare (IW)

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Judicial Fact-Finding and Criminal Sentencing: Current Practice and Potential Change


Report:
Judicial Fact-Finding and Criminal Sentencing:
Current Practice and Potential Change
Michael A. Foster, Legislative Attorney

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CFIUS Reform: Foreign Investment National Security Reviews


Report:
CFIUS Reform: Foreign Investment National Security Reviews
James K. Jackson and Cathleen D. Cimino-Isaacs
Congressional Research Service

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