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United States Secret Service Protective Mission Panel

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Homeland Security

http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/14_1218_usss_pmp.pdf

Executive summary of the report of an independent panel created to offer recommendations for improving the performance of the U.S. Secret Service.  Full report is classified but summary includes recommendations to provide stronger leadership from outside the Secret Service, make the White House fence taller and less scalable, and add more officers to the force.  From the Mission Panel

 

CIA Comments on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Report on the Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Program

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/CIAs_June2013_Response_to_the_SSCI_Study_on_the_Former_Detention_and_Interrogation_Program.pdf

Response of the agency responsible for the detention and interrogation program to the Senate Intelligence Committee study.  Declassified in December 2014.  From the Central Intelligence Agency

 

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism,Treaties

http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/study2014/sscistudy1.pdf

Includes the foreword by Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein, Findings and Conclusions, and the lengthy Executive Summary.  From the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

 

Foreign Relations of the United States 1969-1976, Volume XXXVIII. Part 2. Organization and Management of Foreign Policy: Public Diplomacy, 1973-1976

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt/Business Scandals,History,Vietnam

http://static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1969-76v38p2/pdf/frus1969-76v38p2.pdf

Documents the effect of the Vietnam War outcome, the Watergate Scandal, the Nixon resignation, and greater Congressional assertiveness in foreign affairs on the conduct of U.S. foreign policy.  From the State Department

 

Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Personnel,Govt Procurement,Govt/Business Scandals,Religion/Ethics

http://www.dod.mil/dodgc/defense_ethics/dod_oge/eef_complete.doc

A selection of cases revealing ethical failures in matters of government service to be used as a training tool for government employees.  Includes such matters as abuse of position, bribery, conflicts of interest, gift-time-or travel violations and more.  From the Department of Defense

 

Treasury Significantly Loosened Executive Pay Limits Resulting in Excessive Pay for Top 25 Employees at GM and Ally (GMAC) When the Companies Were not Repaying TARP in Full …

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt/Business Scandals,Income/Poverty,Taxes

http://www.sigtarp.gov/Audit%20Reports/SIGTARP_Special_Master_Report.pdf

Investigation that revealed GM and Ally top executives received the benefits of loosened pay restrictions contrary to the president’s pay reform plan for executives whose companies were slow in repaying TARP loans.  From the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program

 

Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System: Final Report

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Health/Medical,Veterans

http://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-14-02603-267.pdf

 

Updates the review of the Interim Report released in May 2014.  Finds that patients encountered obstacles that adversely affected them when seeking services at the Phoenix VA Health Care System.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Veterans Department

 

Report on the Potential Exposure to Anthrax

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.cdc.gov/od/science/integrity/docs/Final_Anthrax_Report.pdf

Describes what happened, why it happened, and what has been done to ensure it won’t happen again in this “after-action” report on the mishandling of anthrax in a CDC laboratory.   From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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