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IGs ask Congress to strengthen oversight tools

Four inspectors general tell the Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee they need legislative help in order to help them effectively oversee federal agencies.

Tags: oversight , OIG , inspector general , Inspector General Act , Congress , Senate , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , Michael Horowitz , Justice Department , FBI , John Roth , DHS , Ron Johnson , Claire McCaskill , Steve Linick , State Department , SSA , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 03:58pm EST

New IG council chair maps out oversight priorities

New leadership is coming to the Council of Inspectors General. On Jan. 1, Michael Horowitz, inspector general of the Justice Department, will begin his two-year term as chair of the organization. He and his predecessor, former GSA IG Brian Miller, discussed the many challenges of directing the 72 inspectors general in government.

Tags: Brian Miller , GSA , Michael Horowitz , Justice Department , Council of Inspectors General , oversight , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 12/31/2014, 03:13pm EST

Public interest watchdogs discuss agency watchdogs

Project on Government Oversight general counsel Scott Amey and Tom Devine, legal director of the Government Accountability Project join host Debra Roth to talk about the inspector general community and the challenges IGs face in identifying fraud, waste, and abuse in the federal government.
November 21, 2014

Tags: workforce , inspectors general , Inspector General Act of 1978 , Inspector General Reform Act of 2008 , Scott Amey , POGO , Tom Devine , GAP , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Fed Talk

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 09:34pm EST
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Agency watchdogs seek more independence, budget boost

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) says agency inspectors general are increasingly facing obstacles in their efforts to uncover waste and misconduct. The top watchdogs at both the Justice Department and the Peace Corps told lawmakers they've faced resistance from their agencies at times in turning over records in recent years. Lawmakers also expressed concern about the impact of across-the-board budget cuts on the operations agency IG operations.

Tags: Congress , House , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , inspector general , Peggy Gustafson , SBA , DoJ , Kathy Buller , Michael Horowitz , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 05:21pm EST

GSA scandal highlights IG role, but vacancies persist

Aside from the abrupt personnel changes at the General Services Administration, the spending scandal highlighted the role of the agency inspector general in federal oversight. But it turns out many agencies and departments now lack an official IG, according to data maintained by the Project on Government Oversight.

Tags: management , Jake Wiens , POGO , GSA , inspectors general , Brian Miller , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 10:21pm EDT
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