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Watchdog Highlights Challenges of Medicare Payment Program

Watchdog Highlights Challenges of Medicare Payment Program

Congressional accountability office reviews first three years of value-based health care program.

Regulating the Defense Industry’s Revolving Door

Regulating the Defense Industry’s Revolving Door

GAO recommends the U.S. Department of Defense amend regulations restricting lobbying by former personnel.

U.S. Science Research Has a Foreign Influence Problem

U.S. Science Research Has a Foreign Influence Problem

A federal report reveals undisclosed foreign ties among some scientists, raising unique concerns.

A Primer on Midnight Regulations

A Primer on Midnight Regulations

As Biden’s inauguration approaches, regulators race against the clock to finalize rules.

Current Law Helps Shield Attorney General From Independent Review

Current Law Helps Shield Attorney General From Independent Review

A government watchdog office needs authority to investigate issues related to federal prosecutions.

The Origins of GAO’s Ukraine Funding Report

The Origins of GAO’s Ukraine Funding Report

Government Accountability Office report on military aid reflects historical tug-of-war between Congress and the President.

Curbing Ticket Bots

Curbing Ticket Bots

GAO describes potential solutions to limit the use of automated software in the ticket marketplace.

In a Justice Department Shutdown, Some Agencies Can Still Litigate

In a Justice Department Shutdown, Some Agencies Can Still Litigate

Even during budget crises, federal law empowers agencies to use appropriations to defend civil cases.

President Trump’s Space Force Is a Recipe for Wasteful Spending

President Trump’s Space Force Is a Recipe for Wasteful Spending

Militarizing space could open the door to an arms race and excess spending.

FDA Reform Needs to Look More Like Tax Reform

FDA Reform Needs to Look More Like Tax Reform

U.S. regulators should model the medical device classification process on recent tax reform.

Regulatory Process in Dire Need of Reform

Regulatory Process in Dire Need of Reform

EPA exemplifies how agency rulemaking pushes the boundaries of lawful policymaking.

Hyping the Cost of Regulation

Hyping the Cost of Regulation

Regulatory action should be based on accurate estimates of regulatory benefits and costs.