I just heard an item on NPR about the mid-air crash over the Hudson River of a small airplane and a helicopter. Naturally a local Congressman called for a study and naturally a federal agency, this time the FAA, replied "an investigation is ongoing."
An ongoing investigation, like a committee to streamline agency processes, or an ad industry diversity council is a grand subterfuge. You hear a lot about investigations, committees, councils, ad hoc groups beginning, you seldom if ever hear of their accomplishments.
So add that phrase to our list of "newspeak." An investigation is ongoing. It means nothing will happen.