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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

An energy inspector general investigation has found several problems with the way Sandia National Laboratories awarded billions of dollars in maintenance and operations contracts to Lockheed Martin. The IG found a lack of competition and violation of at least one important statute. In this week's legal loop, attorney Joe Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Driveto explain what this investigation means for Sandia Martin.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , Petrillo & Powell , Energy , Sandia National Laboratory , Lockheed Martin

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 10:40am EST
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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. , Justice Department , Executive Office for Immigration Review , nepotism , management , oversight

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 05:02pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agencies are struggling to follow the rules around cloud computing. The Council of Inspectors General examined 77 commercial cloud contracts across 19 civilian agencies. It found most failed to implement federal guidance and best practices. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the councils' new report.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , cloud computing , Council of Inspectors General , best practices , contracting

Monday - 10/13/2014, 09:13am EDT
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Recipe for a successful DATA Act is part collaboration, part oversight

OMB and Treasury are creating a roadmap on how to move forward with DATA Act implementation over the next 12 to 36 months. Meanwhile, congressional and executive branch auditors are part of the oversight process from the beginning.

Tags: Jason Miller , Congress , management , oversight , technology , information sharing , OMB , Treasury , open government , DATA Act , David Mader , Dave Lebryk , Ali Ahmad , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Budget Committee , Amy Edwards , Bob Taylor , Data Transparency Coalition ,

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 04:03am EDT

On DoD: John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

On this week's On DoD, John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, says the role of an IG is to effectuate change. In his words, "If it's worth publishing, it's worth publicizing."

Tags: John Sopko , Jared Serbu , On DoD , SIGAR , Afghanistan , DoD

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 03:00pm EDT

IGs overburdened by congressional mandates, survey finds

Inspectors general say congressionally mandated reviews of agency conference spending and charge card use are taking resources away from more important investigations, a new survey finds.

Tags: oversight , audits , AGA , Kearney & Co. , Emily Kopp

Monday - 09/15/2014, 11:42am EDT

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.

Tags: Justice Department , oversight , Michael Horowitz

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

Report: DHS not prepared for pandemic

The agency stocked up without knowing exactly what it needed and now most of the gear and medicine on hand will be unusable after next year, according to an audit by the agency's inspector general released Monday.

Tags: DHS , John Roth , oversight

Monday - 09/08/2014, 04:10pm EDT
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