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GSA scandal highlights IG role, but vacancies persist

Aside from the abrupt personnel changes at the General Services Administration, the spending scandal highlighted the role of the agency inspector general in federal oversight. But it turns out many agencies and departments now lack an official IG, according to data maintained by the Project on Government Oversight.

Tags: management , CIGIE , Jake Wiens , GSA , inspectors general , Brian Miller , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 10:21pm EDT
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On the show today - April 3

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Jake Wiens , GSA , Tom Shoop , GovExec , Martha Johnson

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 01:18am EDT

Obama administration two-sided on openness, expert says

Angela Canterbury, director of Public Policy at the Project on Government Oversight, said the Obama administration's efforts at transparency and openness have garnered mixed results.

Tags: Angela Canterbury , oversight , open government , Accountability and Transparency Board , Interior , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 12:17pm EDT
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Automatic suspension in contracting bill draws ire of industry

Disagreement persists over whether provisions in a new contracting bill will enhance oversight of overseas contracting during conflicts or create another bureaucratic layer that penalizes contractors.

Tags: DoD , industry , contracting , acquisition , acquisition policy , acquisition workforce , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Scott Amey , PSC , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 03/02/2012, 08:51pm EST
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IG vacancies hinder efforts to root out fraud

A dozen agencies have no permanent inspector general and some have been without one for several years, according to an IG tracker by the Project on Government Oversight.

Tags: David Kotz , SEC , Brian Miller , GSA , inspector general , Federal Drive

Monday - 02/20/2012, 08:50am EST
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Vacant IG spots have implications for oversight

Jake Wiens, a Project on Government Oversight investigator, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the number of vacancies of agency inspectors general. POGO maintains a list of IG vacancies.

Tags: Jake Wiens , inspectors general , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 02/17/2012, 06:51pm EST
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POGO: Contracting executive order a positive step

Scott Amey is General Counsel at the Project on Government Oversight and explains why his group is behind the executive order.

Tags: management , contracting , Scott Amey , tax cheats , tax code

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 03:02pm EST
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Contractor integrity, performance to face higher level of scrutiny

New rule would create database that would bring in existing information and require contracting officers, vendors to submit new data as well. FAR Council wants specific business rules for the data.

Tags: contracting , management , David Drabkin , GSA , OMB , FAR Council , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Past performance , Contractor integrity , Federal Register

Thursday - 09/03/2009, 03:17pm EDT
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Reverse FOIA with a twist explained

The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has defined a "reverse" FOIA action as one in which the "submitter of information -- usually a corporation or other business entity" that has supplied an agency with "data on its policies, operations or products -- seeks to prevent the agency that collected the information from revealing it to a third party in response to the latter's FOIA request." POGO's National Security Investigator, Mandy Smithberger, explains it for us.

Tags: mngt , FOIA , reverse FOIA , Sikorsky , contracting , Mandy Smithberger , defense , DoD , Black Hawk

Monday - 03/29/2010, 10:30am EDT
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