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IG vacancies hinder efforts to root out fraud

A dozen agencies have no permanent inspector general and some have been without one for several years, according to an IG tracker by the Project on Government Oversight.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 08:50am EST
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Former SEC IG reflects on 4-year tenure

David Kotz has had a front row seat for some of the largest scandals of our time, including the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. He reflects on his tenure as the inspector general of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Kotz's last day on the job was Friday.

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 10:35am EST
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SEC inspector general leaving post after 4 years

The inspector general for the Securities and Exchange Commission is leaving his position after four years, during which he put the agency under harsh scrutiny and exposed serious lapses in detecting or pursuing major fraud schemes.

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 08:50pm EST

CEO who led Fannie after gov't takeover to quit

Michael J. Williams announced Tuesday he will continue as CEO and as a director until a successor is found.

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 06:31pm EST

New federal leases in holding pattern this year?

Congressional gridlock and "stalling economic growth" could combine to put a freeze on many new federal leasing options, a recent report from Jones Lang LaSalle predicts. Kevin Wayer, co-president of the public institutes practice at Jones Lang LaSalle, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what the federal real estate market could look like in the coming year.

Monday - 01/09/2012, 05:39pm EST
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Monday morning federal headlines - Dec. 19, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Monday - 12/19/2011, 08:03am EST

SEC charges ex-Fannie, Freddie CEOs with fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged six former top executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with civil fraud, saying they misled the government and taxpayers about risky subprime mortgages the mortgage giants held during the housing bust.

Friday - 12/16/2011, 12:58pm EST

IG: SEC should have kept records it destroyed

The Securities and Exchange Commission should have kept thousands of documents it destroyed from preliminary investigations of financial firms over nearly two decades, according to a government report released Tuesday.

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 06:40pm EDT

SEC releases new disclosure guidelines for companies hit by cyber attacks

The Securities and Exchange Commission has released new guidance for how companies should disclose cyberattacks. The guidance comes after Sen. Jay Rockefeller asked the SEC to issue it, so companies would be compelled to reveal any cyberattacks that lead to losses.

Friday - 10/14/2011, 12:58pm EDT

SEC says it likely tossed some info on big banks

The Securities and Exchange Commission has acknowledged that some documents from preliminary investigations of major banks and convicted swindler Bernard Madoff likely were destroyed under a former agency policy.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 09:23pm EDT

Friday morning federal headlines - Sept. 9

On today's Federal Drive: New DHS headquarters on the St. Elizabeth's campus is a possible victim of the agency's budget chopping block and the president introduced new proposals part of his jobs plans.

Friday - 09/09/2011, 09:13am EDT

NARA: Records management not one size fits all

Paul Wester, the chief records officer for the government at NARA, joined the Federal Drive to discuss recent allegations that the Securities and Exchange Commission improperly disposed of documents and how agencies can avoid breaking the rules, themselves.

Tuesday - 08/23/2011, 08:12am EDT
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Did the SEC improperly destroy documents?

The Securities and Exchange Commission is under scrutiny for allegedly destroying document without authorization from the National Archives.

Friday - 08/19/2011, 11:16am EDT

Friday morning federal headlines - August 19

On today's Federal Drive: OMB's budget guidance calls for cuts to agency spending, the SEC is hit by allegations of destroying documents and the USPS begins negotiating with two postal unions.

Friday - 08/19/2011, 08:26am EDT

Wednesday Federal Newscast - July 6, 2011

The latest news affecting federal workers and government contractors. Find out what you need to know to start your day.

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 08:08am EDT

OPM promotes new thinking about federal pay

OPM Director John Berry said the administration is trying to be "responsible and professional" when it comes to changing the bonus and pay structure. He said agencies should take a step back and make sure they are using these programs effectively and promoting the best employees.

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 08:05am EDT
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Which feds make the most money?

Feds who make more than $180,000 a year make up less than one percent of the federal workforce. Leading that pack are doctors, lawyers and dentists. Doctors held roughly eight out of 10 of the top-salaried jobs.

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 01:50pm EDT

Cuts and Gains: Budget details at a glance

More details are emerging about the $38 billion dollar deal lawmakers say they reached to keep the government from shutting down. Some cuts were made by pruning money left over from previous years. More than half of the cuts affect education, labor and health programs. A vote in the House is expected as early as Wednesday and the Senate must pass it by Friday to prevent a shutdown.

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:25am EDT

OMB strategy lays a path to the cloud

Guidance helps CIOs understand how to adopt and manage Internet-based services. Agencies that are considered early adopters are helping to find solutions to common challenges such as data and business process ownership.

Friday - 02/18/2011, 07:08am EST
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The budget, new and old, and your agency

On this week's show, host Mike Causey talks with NTEU president Colleen Kelley and Federal Times' Steve Watkins about different budget plans being considered and how they might hit you, or your agency, in the wallet.

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 12:00pm EST
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