Watchdog Group

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Watchdog Group

An organization, often nonprofit, that researches and publishes information on alleged abuses in a certain area or sector. For example, a watchdog group may investigate the truth of stories reported in the media or poor environmental practices in private companies. At their best, watchdog groups may expose real corruption, but they may be susceptible to bias themselves.
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CHC chairman Rosemarie Tonkinson thanked watchdog members and said: "We felt it was a very positive report.
But if you haven't done the kind of deep investigation that allows you to understand the agency, how do you, eyes and ears to the president, watchdog of watchdogs, happen to know whether the IRS actually needs more employees, or just needs to make better use of the ones it has?
Which richly qualifies her for her current job as a top member of the president's hear-no-evil, see-no-evil team of watchdogs.
Miller announced two additional web-based projects to assist media and citizen watchdogs in the fight for more transparency for lawmakers.
The other is the debut of a series of online interactive tutorials, created by pioneering money and politics researcher Larry Makinson, that will teach citizens everything they need to know about how to become a Congressional watchdog.
The result will be a watchdog for every cop on patrol.
Often seen in publications including PC Magazine, Network World, and eWeek, the IT WatchDogs product line is best-known for its WeatherGoose, the ultimate solution for climate monitoring.
An average stack of blade servers consumes about 13,000 watts, which amounts to about 13 office floor heaters blasting away," explains Gerry Cullen, IT Watchdogs president and NetBotz founder.
Further, Actional watchdogs can be implemented to ensure that end-user expectations are being met throughout the organization.
Watchdogs can also be tied to performance and availability policy within the Looking Glass Server.
Further, watchdogs also want more regular checks to ensure banks do not manipulate figures.
The Welsh Affairs Committee had recommended a watchdog for all public-transport users, rather than rail passengers alone, as this would better reflect the integrated transport policy to be developed by the Assembly.