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Ethics Management and Training and Analyzing Current Events

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Go to The Center for Public Integrity iWatch. (http://www.iwatchnews.org/) Scroll to the bottom of the page to "What We Investigate." Select a topic and review two of the latest news items about it.

1. From the e-Activity, analyze at least two issues or current events found in the news items on the Website. Discuss reasons and consequences of the actions described. Recommend two ways you will address the issue(s) in the Department of Defense, Inspector General Office.

2. Propose a strategy to implement an ethics management and training program for current and newly hired employees in the Department of Defense, Inspector General Office. Within your strategy, propose a plan that includes a minimum of three (3) key elements to be included for employees and a plan for management.

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Topic Chosen: Politics - "Who can vote".
The two key issues reviewed are: The issue of alleged voter fraud was analyzed. Also, the current laws and the proposed laws to regulate voters at the polls on Election Day and the controversy surrounding these laws were reviewed.

1. From the e-Activity, analyze at least two issues or current events found in the news items on the Website. Discuss reasons and consequences of the actions described. Recommend two ways you will address the issue(s) in the Department of Defense, Inspector General Office.

In the article "Who can Vote", News21 took on a comprehensive project that analyzed the highly contested debate on voter fraud and voter ID laws that's looming in American politics and elections.
The issue of voter fraud has political activist groups and many politicians aligned primarily with the Republican Party actively making the case that voter fraud is a real problem in American elections. These activists claim that close elections have a high potential to be swayed by illegal votes. This claim of voter fraud caught a huge wave of support as the presidential election was drawing near between President Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney in 2012. Fearing a close election and using examples of known voter fraud cases that existed in groups like ACORN in the 2008 election, proponents of tighter voter regulations began pushing their elected officials to take action on this matter (publicintegrity.org, 2012).

This lead to the second issue of proposing the voter ID laws that many states are implementing across the nation as a reaction to trying to prevent potential fraud. Opponents to these laws such as Civil Rights activist groups and many other minority and watchdog groups have quickly pointed out that these laws are actually intended to suppress votes among key demographic groups that primarily vote democratic. The claim is that the voter ID laws are unfounded and are unconstitutional because it causes unnecessary hardships on many people, especially among groups such as the old, disabled, minority groups, and among people who traditionally vote via absentee ballots to avoid showing up at the poles (publicintegrity.org, 2012).

In the report "Election-fraud not as commons as recent voter ID laws suggest" by Khan and Carson, News21's research shows that the claim of "rampant" voter fraud seems unfounded. The group ...

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