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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 , Justice Department , FBI , John Roth , DHS , CIGIE , Ron Johnson , Claire McCaskill , Steve Linick , State Department , SSA , Michael OConnell

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

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: Justice Department , 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 , Justice Department , 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

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 , Justice Department , Council of Inspectors General , CIGIE , oversight , In Depth , Francis Rose

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

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 , Brian Miller , Navigant , Justice Department , Council of Inspectors General

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 04:08pm EST
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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.

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

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 , CIGIE , Jack Moore

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

Federal Drive Show Blog - January 3, 2014

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Larry Benson , Andre Mendes , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/03/2014, 09:38am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- March 15, 2013

OPM's Sydney Smith-Heimbrock talks about new guidance for agencies to help them protect and empower employees. Inspector General Michael Horowitz of the Justice Department discusses a new report that paints a disturbing portrait of an office supposedly dedicated to fairness and equality. Analyst Gretchen Goldman for the Union of Concerned Scientist's Center for Science and Democracy discusses transparency and openness in the Obama administration. Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas) talks about the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2013.

Tags: Sydney Smith-Heimbrock , Gretchen Goldman , Mike McGaul , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/15/2013, 10:35am EDT
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