Another way to form an opinion on government reliability is to see what is being written and reported by government watchdog groups. Many organizations have been formed out of the desire of citizens to keep an eye on government policy, spending, and integrity.
Keeps track of the government site USAspending.gov by taking data from other federal reporting systems and comparing it with just the grants data (about 46% of spending) found in USASpending.gov across three categories: Consistency, Completeness and Timeliness.
An independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. The head of GAO, the Comptroller General of the United States, is appointed to a 15-year term by the President from a slate of candidates Congress proposes.
The center's best-known job is to evaluate new drugs before they can be sold. The center's evaluation not only prevents quackery, but also provides doctors and patients the information they need to use medicines wisely. CDER ensures that drugs, both brand-name and generic, work correctly and that their health benefits outweigh their known risks.
Created as an independent agency by Congress in 1974 to enable the nation to safely use radioactive materials for beneficial civilian purposes while ensuring that people and the environment are protected. The NRC regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of nuclear materials, such as in nuclear medicine, through licensing, inspection and enforcement of its requirements
A one-stop source for answers to questions about consumer problems and government services. Consumers can get information in four ways: 1) call 1-800-FED-INFO, 2) through printed publications, 3) online through various social media channels, and 4) FCIC's family of websites.
Monitors election finances. The Campaign Finance Disclosure Portal provides campaign finance data complete with navigation maps, charts, and search tools and methods to download data sets for analysis.