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Daily Archives: May 20, 2020

Inspectors general, explained by a former inspector general

Vox – A former State Department watchdog on what they do — and why they matter. “Late Friday night [May 16, 2020], President Donald Trump fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick. It was the fourth abrupt dismissal of an inspector general in about as many weeks, and the latest case in which Trump claimed… Continue Reading

ACUS Report – Agency Recusal Rules and Practices

“ACUS is pleased to announce the publication of a new report, Administrative Recusal Rules: A Taxonomy and Study of Existing Recusal Standards for Agency Adjudicators. Many agencies have adopted adjudicator recusal standards to maintain the integrity of their adjudication programs. This report reviews recusal standards adopted by more than 60 agencies across the federal government. It… Continue Reading

10 Million Patents – United States Patent and Trademark Office

10 Million Patents – United States Patent and Trademark Office – “Patents through history. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued patent number 10 million on June 19, 2018. This milestone of human ingenuity perhaps exceeds even the Founding Fathers’ expectations when they called for a patent system in the Constitution to “promote… Continue Reading

More than half of U.S. counties don’t have a single coronavirus testing site

Castlight Report – Location, location, location – Where retail clinics like CVS and Walmart choose to set up testing facilities will make all the difference in our ability to safely get back to work. “Castlight performed an analysis of our comprehensive COVID-19 test site finder to examine states’ capacity to collect enough COVID-19 tests to… Continue Reading