Commentary and information about public safety and security, intelligence and counterintelligence, open government and secrecy, and other issues in northern Idaho and eastern Washington.

Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States

Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Congressional Oversight - It's Baaaaack

For the past few years, congressional oversight has been lagging at best. With the change in makeup of the US House of Representatives and the US Senate as a result of the recent elections, congressional oversight is regaining public attention. What is it (oversight) and how do they (Congress) do it?

The answers are in the Congressional Oversight Manual which was completely updated October 21, 2004, into a 146-page booklet. That was then updated again on January 3, 2006, in a 6-page report for Congress.