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Whistleblower hotlines changing the way IGs respond to waste, fraud and abuse

Across the federal government, the officials who run hotline programs in agency inspector general offices say they're finding ways to cut their backlogs of incoming cases and get vital information into the hands of investigators more quickly. In part, it's because those officials are communicating with one another like never before.

Tags: Trust Redefined , inspector general , hotline , whistleblowers , DoD , HHS , SIGAR , Patrick Gookin , George Melendez , Scott Vantrease , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 04:08am EDT
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Intelligence agencies not reporting employee crimes

Intelligence agencies are inconsistent in how they handle disclosures of employee crimes uncovered during lie-detector tests, Inspector General Charles McCullough says.

Tags: Charles McCullough , inspector general , security clearance , NSA , Edward Snowden , James Clapper , NRO

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 03:00pm EDT

Beryl Davis, Government Accountability Office

Forty-one agencies don't have designated inspectors general of their own, according to Senate Financial and Contracting Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). She's sponsoring a bill that focuses on these small agencies that don't have the budget or resources for their own IG. Beryl Davis, director of financial management and assurance issues at the Government Accountability Office, testified recently before the subcommittee. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose about a recent GAO report on oversight at smal federal agencies.

Tags: Beryl Davis , GAO , Claire McCaskill , Senate , oversight , In Depth , inspector general

Monday - 04/14/2014, 06:25pm EDT
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On DoD: Defense's inspector general hotline

On this week's show, Patrick Gookin, director of the DoD Inspector General Hotline, spends the full hour with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu to talk about wny the hotline's staff is now spending more time on its core mission.

Tags: Patrick Gookin , DoD , inspector general , customer service , fraud, waste and abuse , On DoD , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 01:36pm 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 , CIGIE , Jack Moore

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

DHS issues first-ever clean financial audit, but IG says more work needed

For the first time in its history, the Homeland Security Department turned in a clean financial audit. A new DHS inspector general report, however, says the department has "significant deficiencies" in its internal control over financial reporting.

Tags: DHS , financial management , Tom Carper , Bennie Thompson , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , House Homeland Security Committee , inspector general , audit , Michael OConnell , KPMG

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 04:13pm EST
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IG helps SSA save and recover millions of dollars

In this week's edition of Agency of the Month, SSA Inspector General Patrick O'Carroll explains how his office is helping the agency save millions of dollars.

Tags: SSA , inspector general , financial management

Friday - 11/15/2013, 10:56am EST
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Budget constraints top IG concerns, new survey reveals

A new survey of the inspector general community says tighter budgets are making it difficult for IGs to do their jobs effectively. Sequestration hasn't help matters either.

Tags: oversight , inspector general , AGA , survey , sequestration , furloughs , David Zavada , Kearney & Co. , Michael OConnell , human resources , management , budget

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 06:04pm EDT
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