Government Executive: Oversight Groups Express Concern About Future of the Housing Finance Agency IG Office

Oversight Groups Express Concern About Future of the Housing Finance Agency IG Office This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Three nonprofit organizations are calling on President Biden to take action to restore confidence and morale at the Federal Housing Finance Agency inspector general office following the IG’s upcoming resignation. Last [...]

Tokenhell: World Bank Does Not Want Any Part In BTC Revolution of El Salvador

World Bank Does Not Want Any Part In BTC Revolution Of El Salvador This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. In recent news, the World Bank has now refused to take part in the so-called ‘Bitcoin (BTC) revolution’ currently being spearheaded by El Salvador following President Bukele’s decision to legalise the [...]

CRYPTOSLATE: World Bank wants no part in El Salvador’s Bitcoin revolution

World Bank wants no part in El Salvador’s Bitcoin revolution This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The World Bank has refused to assist El Salvador with integrating Bitcoin into its financial infrastructure, a report on Reuters said today. The Central American country made history last week as it passed a bill making Bitcoin legal tender. [...]

JD Supra: Momentum Grows for Fixing the AML Whistleblower Law

Momentum Grows for Fixing the AML Whistleblower Law This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. When the Anti-Money Laundering Whistleblower Act (“AML Act”) became law on January 1, 2021, some commentators praised it as a breakthrough. The law was modelled on the highly successful Dodd-Frank Act (“DFA”) and shared some of its important [...]

The Hill: Federal data is key to optimal governance and business — open it with public input

Federal data is key to optimal governance and business — open it with public input This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The Biden administration has made it clear that data is vital to achieving its top priorities. President Biden has signed data-driven executive orders on climate change, racial equity, economic recovery and COVID-19. Data is both a [...]

Defense One: Today’s D Brief: Biden on US leadership; China’s space station; Air Force One, delayed; Cost estimate jumps on interceptor; And a bit more.

Today's D Brief: Biden on US leadership; China’s space station; Air Force One, delayed; Cost estimate jumps on interceptor; And a bit more. This article features our Investigator Zack Kopplin and was originally published here. “American leadership means ending the forever war in Afghanistan,” President Joe Biden said in his first State of the Union address Wednesday evening, [...]

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project: How Afghanistan’s President Helped His Brother Secure Lucrative Mining Deals with a U.S. Contractor

How Afghanistan’s President Helped His Brother Secure Lucrative Mining Deals with a U.S. Contractor This article was written by our Investigator Zack Kopplin and was originally published here.  Afghanistan’s crags and valleys hold at least a trillion dollars’ worth of minerals, first mapped by Soviet geologists in the 1970s. Local warlords and foreign powers have [...]

Digital Journal: UNITE HERE: Coalition of Watchdogs and Labor Groups Call on SBA to Release Pandemic Relief Data

UNITE HERE: Coalition of Watchdogs and Labor Groups Call on SBA to Release Pandemic Relief Data This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. WASHINGTON--(Business Wire)--A coalition of government watchdogs and labor groups appealed to the Small Business Administration (SBA) in an open letter to release data about forgiveness of Paycheck Protection [...]

Letter to the Department of the Treasury on the Corporate Transparency Act

March 9, 2021 The Honorable Janet Yellen Secretary of the Treasury U.S. Department of the Treasury 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20220 Dear Secretary Yellen: The Department of Treasury has many pressing responsibilities during these trying times, but the undersigned groups believe one of the most important is implementing a new bipartisan, anti-corruption law, [...]

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Above the Law: Biglaw Firm’s Work For The Trump Administration

Biglaw Firm’s Work For The Trump Administration This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Michael Pack was CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media an agency that oversees, among others, Voice of America under the Trump Administration. While he was in charge of USAGM, Pack alleged there was a “deep [...]