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Michael Horowitz, IG, Justice Department, Brian Miller, Navigant

New leadership is coming to the Council of Inspectors General in the federal government. The Chair of that organization serves a two-year term, and the new leader takes over Jan. 1. Brian Miller of Navigant is former Inspector General at the General Services Administration. He brought the council's new leader on In Depth with Francis Rose to officially introduce him.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Michael Horowitz , Brian Miller , Navigant , Council of Inspectors General

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 04:08pm EST
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Cyber bills abound; OFPP and reverse auctions; DoJ's API release

In this week's "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," the passage of five cybersecurity bills by Congress in the past week signals a long-coming and much needed change to how agencies defend their computer networks; an interesting bid protest decision flew under the radar that signals yet another challenge to FedBid, the reverse auction contractor and the Justice Department's first foray into the open data world with the launch of two APIs is noteworthy, but the underlying reason why DoJ could release the software code is really the story here.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , GAO , OFPP , FedBid , reverse auctions , oversight , bid protest , FitNet , Raul Espinosa , Scott Amey , POGO , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , industry , technology , Joe Klimavich , Deloitte , Skip Bailey , open source , Drupal , DoD , superior supplier program , Professional Services Council , Alan Chvotkin , FISMA , research and development , workforce , DHS , NIST , Alma Cole , Bob Dix , Juniper Networks , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , pay and benefits

Monday - 12/15/2014, 03:46am EST

Postal employee pleads guilty to seven-year disability scam

Colette Lee was charged with making false statements to obtain federal employee compensation benefits.

Tags: Crime of the Week , Ciera Crawford , USPS

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 03:32pm EST

DoJ collects record $24B in criminal, civil cases

The Department of Justice has recovered an unprecedented sum of money in civil and criminal cases this fiscal year, having collected billions in penalties from JPMorgan and Citgroup, Inc. for their role in the 2008 financial crisis.

Tags: Eric Holder , False Claims Act , whistleblower , Jory Heckman , JPMorgan Chase

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 12:50pm EST

Joe Kaplan, Founding Principal, Passman & Kaplan, P.C.

The Justice Department Inspector General finds that a student hiring program was marred by nepotism. Two immigration administrators and a judge made the hiring of relatives seem like a routine practice in the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Joe Kaplan is founding principal at the Washington law firm Passman & Kaplan. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review the rules about nepotism and how federal managers can avoid trouble.

Tags: Joe Kaplan , Passman & Kaplan, P.C. , inspector general , Executive Office for Immigration Review , nepotism , management , oversight

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 05:02pm EST
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VA official charged with health care fraud

Former Chief of Prosthetics at VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, and equipment vendor charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

Tags: Ciera Crawford , Crime of the Week , Veterans Affairs ,

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 10:17am EDT

Former FBI agent pleads guilty to conspiracy, bribery

A former FBI counterintelligence special agent was charged with 11 counts of conspiracy, eight counts of honest services wire fraud, obstruction of a grand jury proceeding and obstruction of an agency proceeding.

Tags: Crime of the Week , Ciera Crawford , FBI ,

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:11pm EDT

Army sergeant pleads guilty to stealing 1M gallons of fuel

While deployed in Afghanistan, Christopher Ciampa allegedly stole more than one million gallons of fuel for resale on Afghanistan's black market.

Tags: DoD , Army , Christopher Ciampa , Crime of the Week , Ciera Crawford

Friday - 09/26/2014, 04:21am EDT

Former VA employee sentenced for stealing government property

Venita Godfrey-Scott was charged with stealing government property she used for various home improvement projects.

Tags: Crime of the Week , Ciera Crawford , Veterans Affairs

Friday - 09/19/2014, 04:14am EDT
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