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DoD's IG to resign

Defense Department Inspector General Gordon Heddell is stepping down Dec. 24.

Tags: Gordon Heddell , Politico , DoD , people

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 03:23am EST

GPO appoints new inspector general

Michael Raponi is the new inspector general at the Government Printing Office.

Tags: Michael Raponi , Rodolfo Ramiriz , Bill Boarman , GPO , people , management

Monday - 11/07/2011, 12:58pm EST

IGs recommend harsher deterrents for small biz fraud

The inspectors general at the General Services Administration and the Small Business Administration propose the government prosecute small business contract fraud based on the contract amount instead of the financial loss to the government.

Tags: Peggy Gustafson , Brian Miller , SBA , GSA , contracting , contracting fraud , Acquisition , Jolie Lee

Friday - 11/04/2011, 04:07pm EDT

DoJ IG: Conference muffins didn't cost $16

Last month, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice said the agency spent too much money on conferences, citing $16 muffins as an example. Today, in a revised report, the IG said the muffins didn't actually cost that much.

Tags: DoJ , muffin , conference , budget , Financial management , management , Jolie Lee

Friday - 10/28/2011, 04:58pm EDT

Security On the Rails

More agents needed, according to new report.

Tags: mngt , DHS , rail security , budget , TSA

Monday - 03/02/2009, 12:26pm EST

A disagreement over Veterans Affairs budget

WFED's Jason Miller reports.

Tags: management , VA , Jason Miller , FY 2010 budget , budget

Tuesday - 02/23/2010, 05:30pm EST

National Archives IG investigates possible data breach affecting millions of vets

The inspector general of the National Archives and Records Administration is looking into the possible breach. A hard drive was sent back to its vendor for repair and recycling, but wasn't wiped first. The hard drive helped power eVetRecs.

Tags: Technology , NARA , Wired , data , hard drive , security , Cybersecurity

Thursday - 10/01/2009, 05:52pm EDT

Crackdown on crooked contractors nets millions for Justice

It's bad enough when state and local governments bilk the federal government for improper grants or other payments. It's even worse when they hire contractors to manage their reimbursement requests and the result is millions in improper payments.

Tags: contracting , DoJ , SWBPI , Cynthia Schnedar , best practices

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 10:50am EDT

Who can, and can't, speak freely about the budget?

Office of Management and Budget director Peter Orszag says he has expedited the review over allegations that a career budget examiner threatened a budget employee in the Office of Personnel Management inspector general's office.

Tags: OMB , OPM , Fred Hitz , CIA , Congress , ethics , budget

Monday - 02/01/2010, 10:40am EST

Stimulus strains contracting workforce

You knew the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act would be more work. But no one knew just how much work the stimulus bill would create for federal agencies and whether they would have the capacity to carry it out. That task fell to the Inspector General at the Commerce Department.

Tags: mngt , Acquisition , contracting , ARRA , best practices , Oversight , Commerce , stimulus funding , grants , Todd Zinser

Thursday - 03/18/2010, 11:10am EDT
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