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IGs overburdened by congressional mandates, survey finds

Inspectors general say congressionally mandated reviews of agency conference spending and charge card use are taking resources away from more important investigations, a new survey finds.

Tags: oversight , inspector general , audits , AGA , Kearney & Co. , Emily Kopp

Monday - 09/15/2014, 11:42am EDT

Justice Dept. IG complains of interference

The Justice Department's inspector general said Tuesday that his staff is routinely blocked from getting access to documents it needs for audits and reviews of the department and its law enforcement agencies.

Tags: Justice Department , inspector general , oversight , Michael Horowitz

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 10:50pm EDT

Report: DHS not prepared for pandemic

The agency stocked up without knowing exactly what it needed and now most of the gear and medicine on hand will be unusable after next year, according to an audit by the agency's inspector general released Monday.

Tags: DHS , inspector general , John Roth , oversight

Monday - 09/08/2014, 04:10pm EDT

IG: DHS spends up to $49M on underused vehicles

DHS has the second largest civilian vehicle fleet in the federal government, with about 56,000 vehicles and operating costs totaling $534 million annually. The department's fleet program manual designates vehicles as underused if they accrue fewer than 12,000 miles per year.

Tags: DHS , inspector general , oversight , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 10:30am EDT

Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: DoD still slow to share medical records; New hiring initiative at VA; DISA's $12B IT contract

In this week's edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, Jared Serbu examines news and buzz in the Defense community that you might have missed including: DoD-VA medical record sharing still too slow; VA kicks off new drive to hire docs; DISA plans follow-on to Encore II contract

Tags: Inside the DoD Reporter , DoD , DISA , Veterans Affairs , VA , inspector general , contracting , technology , Robert McDonald , Jennifer Carter , oversight , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/29/2014, 06:47pm EDT

DoJ IG investigates DEA payments to Amtrak employee

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in alleged payments by Drug Enforcement Administration personnel to an Amtrak employee are being investigated by the Justice Department inspector general's office.

Tags: Justice Department , Drug Enforcement Administration , oversight , inspector general , Amtrak

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 07:50pm EDT

Brian Miller, Navigant & Cal Scovel, IG, Transportation Department

The spotlight is on the gederal government's Inspector General community. Coverage in the news media isn't common for IGs in government, nor is a chance to learn more about how they do their jobs. Brian Miller is former IG at the General Services Administration and Calvin Scovel is the Inspector General at the Transportation Department. Cal described the overall mission and work done by his office on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Brian Miller , Navigant , GSA , Cal Scovel , Transportation Department , inspector general , oversight , In Depth

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:28pm EDT
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OMB asked to address agency-IG quarrels

The Inspector General Act gives IGs authority to obtain any information necessary for their investigations, but some agencies are giving IGs a hard time with their requests. Members of Senate and House oversight committees are calling on Shaun Donovan, the recently confirmed director of the Office of Management and Budget, to address the issue.

Tags: inspector general , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Shaun Donovan , Stephanie Wasko , oversight , information sharing

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 01:58pm EDT

Todd Zinser, Inspector General, Commerce Department

Among advocates of telework within the federal government, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is often seen as the gold standard. But over a period of about four years, one group of PTO employees -- mostly teleworkers -- literally got paid for doing nothing. And it wasn't a secret. Managers within the Patent Trial and Appeal Board even devised a special pay code for time when employees were on the clock but weren't working: "Other Time." Those findings are part of a new report from the Commerce Department Inspector General's office. Todd Zinzer is the Commerce IG; on In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu, he explained how widespread this problem was.

Tags: Todd Zinser , Commerce Department , inspector general , oversight , In Depth

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 04:18pm EDT
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