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IGs warn of potential threats to all inspectors general

In a letter to the leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, IGs from large and small agencies say constraints placed upon auditors from EPA, DoJ and Peace Corps represent a serious challenge to the authority of every IG.

Tags: oversight , Congress , Justice , Peace Corps , EPA , management , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/06/2014, 05:35am EDT

Senate cyber bill is 'dead'

The upper chamber fails to move cyber bill out of starting blocks by receiving 60 votes to end cloture. Lawmakers couldn't get past their concerns over the requirement for regulations and DHS' oversight role.

Tags: technology , Congress , Harry Reid , Joseph Lieberman , cybersecurity , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 05:55am EST
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Congress balances openness with cyber protection

Lawmakers weigh public's right to know against the need to protect cyber secrets. Sen. Patrick Leahy's (D-Vt.) provision in 2012 Defense authorization bill tightens the definition of "exemptions," but he questions the need for further rules to give agencies power to withhold information.

Tags: Sunshine Week , transparency , open government , Congress , FOIA , Senate Judiciary Committee , Patrick Leahy , Paul Rosenzweig , Jerry Ensminger , Melanie Pustay , Kenneth Bunting , National Freedom of Information Coalition , Jared Serbu , DoJ , Barack Obama , White House , Navy , DoD , management

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 05:39am EDT
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Grassley, Issa call for review of federal policies for using personal email

In a letter to Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Jeff Zients, the two lawmakers say the Food and Drug Administration lawsuit raises broader questions about how other agencies monitor employee use of personal email. The House and Senate members want OMB to conduct a governmentwide analysis of these policies.

Tags: technology , Darrell Issa , Jeff Zients , OMB , FDA , privacy , whistleblower protection , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 02:34pm 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.

Tags: SEC , records management , NARA

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

Grassley: DoD IG doesn't "follow the money"

Big changes are in the works for the Pentagon Inspector General's Office after a report from one of the top Republicans in the Senate finds billions of dollars in possible fraud and overpayments. The Project on Government Oversight receives a response from the DoD IG detailing a new approach to how it does business.

Tags: management , contracting , auditing , DoD , inspector general , Iowa , Ron Perlman , Holland and Knight , National Contract Management Association , POGO , Max Cacas

Friday - 09/10/2010, 06:56am EDT
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Contractor Crackdown: tax cheats targeted by White House

President Obama is expected to sign new regulation today cracking down on tax cheats getting federal contracts. The Government Accountability Office says 1.6 million businesses owe more than $58 billion in unpaid payroll taxes.

Tags: contracting , Barack Obama , White House , GAO , tax cheats , Contractor unpaid taxes

Wednesday - 01/20/2010, 07:13am EST

Accounting requested for Cash for Clunkers costs

Senator Chuck Grassley is asking the Secretary of Transportation to for an accounting of the administrative costs for the $3 billion "Cash for Clunkers" program set up on a temporary basis last year to help consumers buy new, more fuel efficient cars.

Tags: transparency , Cash for Clunkers , DoT , Ray Lahood , Congressional Spotlight

Tuesday - 01/12/2010, 11:00am EST
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Congress & Your Health Plan: Bullseye or Misfire?

Congress is still debating health care reform and it appears that the federal employee health program is safe, so far. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says anything could happen in this period of last-minute deal-making, so you should pay close attention.

Tags: P&B , FEHBP , Ron Wyden , Blue Cross , Mike Causey

Thursday - 10/15/2009, 04:00am EDT

The Dog-Ate-My-Homework-Defense!

Did you hear the one about the porn-obsessed executive who, when caught, said he was doing it for the good of poor, oppressed people in third world countries? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know if you can handle the truth about what, sometimes, goes on in your office.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , cyberporn , FEHBP ,

Monday - 10/05/2009, 04:00am EDT
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