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IGs ask Congress to strengthen oversight tools

Four inspectors general tell the Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee they need legislative help in order to help them effectively oversee federal agencies.

Tags: Oversight , OIG , inspector general , Inspector General Act , Congress , Senate , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , Michael Horowitz , FBI , John Roth , DHS , CIGIE , Ron Johnson , Claire McCaskill , Steve Linick , State Department , SSA , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 03:58pm EST

Larry Youngner, Managing Partner, Tully Rinckey PLLC

Nearly 1,000 military service members whose homes were wrongly foreclosed on will be receiving over $123 million. That's thanks to a new Justice Department settlement with five of the nation's largest mortgage companies. Justice said they violated the Service Members Civil Relief Act in foreclosing the homes. Larry Youngner, a partner at the law firm Tully Rinckey, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to further analyze the settlement.

Tags: Larry Youngner , Tully Rinckey PLLC , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Service Members Civil Relief Act , foreclosures

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 09:05am EST
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Michael Horowitz, IG, Justice Department

Inspectors general across government are facing delays and denials when they ask for access to information. The Inspector General at the Justice Department, Michael Horowitz, detailed a disagreement his office has with the FBI at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. General Horowitz is also chair of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he talked about the implications for access denial and delays.

Tags: Michael Horowitz , inspector general , Oversight , In Depth

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 04:38pm EST
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IGs face obstacles, delays in accessing agency records

A trio of inspectors general told the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform today about obstacles they routinely encounter in obtaining records as part of their investigations into potential wrongdoing.

Tags: Oversight , whistleblower , OIG , inspector general , Inspector General Act of 1978 , Michael Horowitz , FBI , EPA , Arthur Elkins , CSB , Kathy Buller , Peace Corps , sexual assaults , House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , House , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 04:23pm EST

Attorney General nominee wins GOP endorsements

Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch won two key Republican endorsements Thursday en route to likely confirmation as the first black woman in the nation's top law enforcement job.

Tags: Attorney General , Loretta Lynch , Orrin Hatch , Jeff Flake , Lindsey Graham , Eric Holder , Senate , Congress

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 08:26pm EST

Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes

Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

Tags: Loretta Lynch , Barack Obama , immigration , Attorney General , Eric Holder , John Cornyn , Chuck Grassley , Jeff Sessions , Ted Cruz , Congress , Senate

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 03:24am EST

Lynne Bernabei, Bernabei & Wachtel

Two Justice Department prosecutors were briefly suspended for withholding evidence during the 2008 corruption trial of then-Sen. Ted Stevens. Now they've won their appeals over a technicality in how Justice handled their case. According to the Merit System Protection Board, Justice violated its own procedures in punishing the duo. Lynne Bernabei, a partner at the law firm Bernabei and Watchel, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the case.

Tags: Lynne Bernabei , Bernabei & Watchel , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Ted Stevens , MSPB

Monday - 01/19/2015, 09:44am EST
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New IG council chair maps out oversight priorities

New leadership is coming to the Council of Inspectors General. On Jan. 1, Michael Horowitz, inspector general of the Justice Department, will begin his two-year term as chair of the organization. He and his predecessor, former GSA IG Brian Miller, discussed the many challenges of directing the 72 inspectors general in government.

Tags: Brian Miller , GSA , Michael Horowitz , Council of Inspectors General , CIGIE , Oversight , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 12/31/2014, 03:13pm EST

DoJ's new cybersecurity office to aid in worldwide investigations

The Justice Department is taking its cyber crime-fighting efforts to a new level with the addition of a new cybersecurity unit. The unit will be operating under DoJ's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property section, and will serve to offer legal advice for cyber crime investigations worldwide.

Tags: cybersecurity , Sony Pictures , cyber crime , Ginger Whitaker

Monday - 12/29/2014, 04:31am EST
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Yates tapped for deputy AG

Tags: Sally Yates , deputy attorney general

Monday - 12/22/2014, 01:40am EST
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