Federal News Network: After years of historic absences, Biden’s MSPB nominees face their first test

After years of historic absences, Biden’s MSPB nominees face their first test This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Federal employees, whistleblowers and advocacy groups have anxiously awaited the restoration of a quorum at the Merit Systems Protection Board, viewing President Biden’s three nominees as perhaps their best shot in [...]

2021-09-23T10:31:49-04:00September 23rd, 2021|In The News, MSPB|

Bloomberg: Bipartisan Groups Urge Congress to Curb Executive Branch Power

Bipartisan Groups Urge Congress to Curb Executive Branch Power This article features a coalition letter signed by the Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. A bipartisan coalition of advocacy groups is urging Congress to pass legislation to reinforce constitutional checks and balances and curb the powers of the executive branch in the [...]

2021-09-22T10:29:27-04:00September 22nd, 2021|In The News, PODA, US Government|

The American Prospect: The Corruption of the Afghan Presidency

The Corruption of the Afghan Presidency This op-ed was written by our Investigator Zach Kopplin and was originally published here. Before last month, when he fled in disgrace as his country fell to the Taliban, Afghanistan’s former president, Ashraf Ghani, was unusual among American-backed despots. He appealed to Washington’s foreign-policy elite, with his technocrat [...]

2021-09-23T10:01:20-04:00September 20th, 2021|In The News, International|

Whistleblower Network News: Third Whistleblower Complaint about Fort Bliss Detention Center Alleges Immigrant Children Were Abused and Neglected

Third Whistleblower Complaint about Fort Bliss Detention Center Alleges Immigrant Children Were Abused and Neglected This article features Government Accountability Project’s anonymous whistleblower client and was originally published here. On September 8, a whistleblower sent a letter to Congress alleging “gross mismanagement” at three U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sites that both housed [...]

2021-09-17T10:22:53-04:00September 17th, 2021|ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Bloomberg Government: Migrant Care Contracts, Diverted Funds Draw GOP Scrutiny

Migrant Care Contracts, Diverted Funds Draw GOP Scrutiny This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Republican lawmakers want answers from the Biden administration on how the Department of Health and Human Services is awarding contracts and redirecting money for the care of unaccompanied migrant children. Rep. James Comer (Ky.), the top Republican [...]

2021-09-17T10:17:01-04:00September 17th, 2021|ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Law360: GOP Leaders Probe HHS Over Migrant Youth Shelter Concerns

GOP Leaders Probe HHS Over Migrant Youth Shelter Concerns This article features Government Accountability Project’s clients Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold. For the full article, click here. Law360 (September 17, 2021, 10:33 PM EDT) -- House Republicans pressed U.S. health secretary Xavier Becerra to respond to "disturbing" whistleblower complaints of inhumane treatment of children, [...]

2021-09-22T13:27:14-04:00September 17th, 2021|ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

El Paso Matters: A tale of two tent cities: comparing the Fort Bliss sites for Afghans and migrant children

A tale of two tent cities: comparing the Fort Bliss sites for Afghans and migrant children This article features Government Accountability Project’s anonymous whistleblower client and was originally published here. Viewed from above, the two sites housing foreign nationals on Fort Bliss look similar. They’re both a maze of white tents plopped onto a [...]

2021-09-21T11:40:25-04:00September 16th, 2021|ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

KFox14: ‘Skin-lightening lotion:’ 3rd complaint filed against Texas unaccompanied migrant center

'Skin-lightening lotion:' 3rd complaint filed against Texas unaccompanied migrant center This article features Government Accountability Project’s anonymous whistleblower client and was originally published here. EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — A third complaint has been filed by the Government Accountability Project against the treatment of migrant children being detained at the Emergency Intake Center at Fort [...]

2021-09-13T10:29:40-04:00September 13th, 2021|ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

CNN en Español: Immigrant minors report threats and psychological abuse in a shelter in Texas

Immigrant minors report threats and psychological abuse in a shelter in Texas This video features Government Accountability Project’s anonymous whistleblower client and was originally published here. Immigrant minors who crossed the border between the United States and Mexico alone report psychological abuse and poor conditions inside a temporary shelter in Fort Bliss, Texas, according [...]

2021-09-13T10:26:16-04:00September 13th, 2021|ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

El Paso Times: Fort Bliss migrant children shelter contractor receives nearly $1B contract despite mismanagement allegations

Fort Bliss migrant children shelter contractor receives nearly $1B contract despite mismanagement allegations This article features Government Accountability Project’s disclosures and was originally published here. There was little that showed who managed a Fort Bliss shelter for migrant children but a sheet of paper taped to a trailer with three letters in black type: RDI. [...]

2021-09-10T11:35:13-04:00September 10th, 2021|ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|