Daily Policy Digest
|Washington Update: A Review of 2015 and a Preview of 2016
From Washington, D.C., NCPA Legislative Director Brian Williams reviews a year of changes....
|Enhancing Legal Defense of Trade Secrets
The constant threat of foreign companies stealing trade secrets from U.S. companies, especially with the emergence of cyberespionage, is undermining the nation’s economic competitiveness, says NCPA Senior Fellow Thomas Hemphill...
|A New Strategy Must Start With Congress
The president's Pentagon speech proved only that he would hold fast to his tactically disjointed war plan against the Islamic State. Therefore, Congress needs to act...
|New EPA Employee Bonuses Spark OIG Investigation
In a November 30th investigative report by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the OIG hotline received an anonymous call stating a new EPA Director of Finance requested a $250,000 reimbursement of relocation costs...
|U.S. House Energy Bill
The 2015 energy bill would modernize energy infrastructure, build a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce, bolster America's energy security and diplomacy and promote energy efficiency and government accountability.
|Potential Census Bureau Cost Savings
Use of administrative records could reduce census costs...
|Northwest Florida Water Management District's Operation Protocol Flaws
The Northwest Florida Water Management District's operations require improvement...
|Hawaii Health Department Vulnerable to Waste and Abuse
The Hawaii state auditor believes the state's Department of Health is susceptible to waste and abuse...
|Civil Asset Forfeiture
Civil forfeiture encourages law enforcement to target the types of crime most lucrative to police agencies...
|Congressional Energy Export Reform Contains Questionable Subsidy
Subsidy to merchant fleet in the effort to lift the ban on crude oil exports is debatable...