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USA Today | Apr 27, 2017

Pentagon opens probe of Michael Flynn, fired national security adviser

Michael Flynn, who was fired as President Trump’s national security adviser, is now under investigation by the Pentagon Inspector General and had failed to inform Defense Department officials about seeking payments from foreign governments, according to the Defense Department and documents released Thursday.

NPR | Apr 27, 2017

Michael Flynn Is The Subject Of A Pentagon Investigation

The Pentagon is investigating whether Michael Flynn broke the law by receiving money from a foreign source after retiring from the service, according to a letter written by the Department of Defense's acting inspector general to House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz.

NPR | Apr 25, 2017

Trump Names Retired Marine Corps General To Lead Secret Service

President Trump has chosen Randolph "Tex" Alles to lead the U.S. Secret Service, turning to an outsider to head the beleaguered agency tasked with protecting the president and his family.

Washington Post | Apr 25, 2017

Flynn likely broke the law by failing to disclose foreign payments, House Oversight leaders say

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn likely broke the law by failing to disclose foreign income he earned from Russia and Turkey, the heads of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday.

FCW | Apr 17, 2017

House panel nudges Trump over IGs

The chairman and ranking member of a key oversight committee want the Trump administration to find candidates for vacant inspector general posts.

USA Today | Apr 12, 2017

Congress tackles major privacy, surveillance issues

Wyden and House Oversight Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, also have introduced the GPS Act to rein in the ability of government agencies to use electronic tracking devices known as "stingrays" to monitor someone's location through their cellphones or fitness bracelets. Police use the devices to keep track of suspected criminals but sweep up data from scores of innocent people in the process.

PBS | Apr 12, 2017

Report: Inappropriate actions toward women at Yellowstone

Federal investigators said Wednesday they have found credible evidence that male supervisors and staff in the maintenance division at Yellowstone National Park created a work environment that included unwelcome and inappropriate comments and actions toward women.

USA Today | Apr 12, 2017

Congress tackles major privacy, surveillance issues

Less than four months after it convened, the 115th Congress has taken action to both strengthen and weaken Americans' online privacy, sending mixed signals as lawmakers prepare to decide whether federal agents can seize your smartphone at the border or read your personal emails when they're supposed to be spying on foreign terrorists.

Fed Tech | Apr 12, 2017

Study Confirms Conventional Wisdom: Legacy Federal IT Breeds Cybersecurity Risks

Upgrading outdated technology systems can improve agencies’ security, according to an academic study.

Fox News | Apr 7, 2017

Trump should fire IRS commissioner, lawmakers demand

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and 37 House members sent the letter, which accused Koskinen’s of providing false testimony to Congress and obstructing the congressional investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative political groups.