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SSA OIG employees turn limited budget into 20-to-1 return on investment

The Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General almost tripled its goal to return $8 for every $1 spent on the agency. Between October 2013 and March 2014, the IG recovered millions in criminal convictions, audits and legal penalties, contributing to an overall 20-to-1 return on investment for American taxpayers. In part two of our special report, Rainmakers and Money Savers, Federal News Radio goes behind the scenes of the SSA OIG to examine the work federal employees are doing on a daily basis, resulting in billions of dollars going straight into the federal coffers.

Tags: SSA , Ed Ryan , waste, fraud and abuse , Rainmakers and Money Savers , Sean McCalley , Patrick OCarroll

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:26am EDT
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What life is really like behind the inspector general's curtain

Brian Miller, former inspector general at the General Services Administration, said IGs have a difficult job that often goes unnoticed. He gave Federal News Radio a behind-the-scenes look at how IGs balance mission, the media, agency relationships and a good sense of humor.

Tags: inspector general , Brian Miller , GSA , management , In Depth , Stephanie Wasko

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 05:48pm EDT
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Richard Levi, General Counsel, General Services Administration

The federal government market has provided a great living for a large number of contractors for a long time. But doing business with the government also comes with a heavy dose of regulation and oversight. That was the topic of a panel discussion Thursday at the Coalition for Government Procurement spring training conference. Richard Levi, counsel to the inspector general at the General Services Administration, spoke to Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, which broadcast live from the conference. View photos and listen to interviews from our coverage.

Tags: Richard Levi , GSA , Federal Drive , Coalition for Government Procurement

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 12:22pm EDT
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Coburn blasts DHS for gaps in its cybersecurity

The Homeland Security Department's Office of Inspector General took a look at DHS' information security program and practices and found them lacking.

Tags: Tom Coburn , DHS , cybersecurity , technology , Michael OConnell , oversight

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 02:31pm EST

Coast Guard contract officer sentenced in $150K fraud case

Lt. Danielle Daniese Ferreira, 36, of Alexandria, Va., pleaded guilty to obtaining thousands of dollars from Coast Guard repair contracts that she oversaw. Her co-defendants channeled money into two accounts owned by Ferreira and her spouse.

Tags: Danielle Daniese Ferreira , Coast Guard , DHS , DoD

Friday - 06/22/2012, 10:05am EDT

USPS searches for break even point

How much mail would the USPS have to handle to turn a profit? We get an update about a recent study from Renee Sheehy, an economist with the Office of the Inspector General at the Postal Service

Tags: Federal Drive , USPS , George Mason University , Renee Sheehy ,

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 10:31am EDT
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$1.7 billion in errors in Defense recovery data

Defense Department spending data submitted to Recovery.gov contained $1.7 billion in errors.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Recovery.gov , Defense OIG , defense ,

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 08:40am EDT

NASA spacecraft servers have cyber-holes

NASA's internal computer network is full of holes and vulnerable to a cyberattack, an audit by the Office of the Inspector General has found.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , NASA ,

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 08:30am EDT

OIG reviews social media use at embassies

The Office of the Inspector General at the State Department examined social media use in 22 foreign embassies.

Tags: State , social media , technology , Diplopundit , Dorobek Insider , Must Reads

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 04:57pm EST

OIG: sustainability at USPS is possible

Prefunding USPS pension plans, says the Postal Service, is breaking them. Lorie Nelson, with the USPS OIG, has some surprising findings.

Tags: Federal Drive , USPS , sustainability , post office , retirement plans , retirement funding , OPM , management , Lorie Nelson , pensions , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 10:08am EST
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